The Death of Student Activism and The Rise of Lad Culture and Political Apathy in Universities

Posted: March 11, 2014 in Uncategorized
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The Death of Student Activism and The Rise of Lad Culture and Political Apathy in Universities

Philosophy undergrad, Sheffield/Aylesbury.

What ever happened to the heroes?

Student activism was once a force to be reckoned with. It changed the world, visibly and profoundly. It was the catalysts that lead to the end of the Vietnam War, it pressured governments to finally stop supporting apartheid and it forced the world to start addressing institutionalized racism. But today, in the face of genuine and widely felt grievances, students are impotent and apathetic. Universities are businesses, education is job training and a degree is a holiday.

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