Sunday, April 27, 2008

Abusing Those Who Could Hurt You (But Didn't)

"Looking back, I am struck by the shallowness of Sixties radicalism. Our ideas were relatively incoherent and unformed,... Many student radicals adopted an eclectic mix of future-oriented radical ideals alongside some backward-looking, anti-modern and anti-technology romantic sentiments,...What strikes me now, however, is the ease with which radicalism was able to proceed back in the late 1960s. The occupations and demonstrations we organised were part of what we labelled our ‘struggle’ – yet I can now see that very often,...we were kicking through an open door."

-- Frank Furedi, former Marxist (and the man who introduced me to the phrase Age Of Unreason) on his '60's radicalism

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