Naomi Klein can turn a book review into an impassioned polemic on activism: “All of us – young, old, middle-aged – have seen the way the ’60s exhortation of “don’t trust anyone over 30” isolated college-age idealists from their communities and families and know that the focus on youth as a source of radicalism puts a “best before” date on struggles that take lifetimes of commitment. Today’s activists aren’t making the same mistake. The goal is not to build a self-enclosed youth movement. It’s something far more ambitious: a genuinely multinational, multiethnic, multigenerational and multi-class challenge to the logic of global capitalism itself.” Read this. You may disagree with Klein’s views, but that’s no reason not to engage with them.
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