quote 21:54:05 In Britain, the Blair government’s policy of getting half of all school-leavers into higher education meant that, when it broke out, student discontent would penetrate into hundreds of thousands of family homes.
quote 20:12:06 Perhaps graphics were a device that the [protesting UCL] students didn’t need. With Twitter and Facebook and mobile phones to hand, the poster is a less exponential way of mobilising support. Which also suggests that protest today relies more on the telegraphic soundbite than the graphic image – an ironic conclusion given that ours is an age in thrall to pictures.
quote 21:28:17 By now, only a few people refuse to understand that youth protests aren’t a protest against the university reform, but against a general situation in which the older generations have eaten the future of the younger ones.
Giuliano Amato, an economist and former Italian prime minister, quoted in the New York Times: Lack of Jobs in Southern Europe Frustrates the Young.