Happy New Year!
I forgot to say that I wrote another piece for First Drafts, Prospect Magazine UK’s blog.
It’s called Shouldn’t students put voting ahead of activism?, which was (I thought) a fairly uncontroversial thing to suggest.
Here’s an extract:
Students’ tendency to self-disenfranchise may contribute to their willingness to express themselves in alternative ways. But to engage in the public sphere in a non-systemic way without participating in the institutionalised structures of democratic change seems terribly incoherent.
Old news now, I know, but any thoughts or reactions would be welcome.