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Students Are Revolting: The Spirit of '68 Is Reawakening


Students Are Revolting: The Spirit of '68 Is Reawakening

Emily Dugan

They are the iPod generation of students: politically apathetic, absorbed by selfish consumerism, dedicated to a few years of hedonism before they land a lucrative job in the City. Not any more. A seismic change is taking place in British universities.

Around the UK, thousands of students have occupied lecture theaters, offices and other buildings at more than 20 universities in sit-down protests. It seems that the spirit of 1968 has returned to the campus.


There are those who sat-in, protested at, occupied buildings (they called it that while called it liberating buildings) and demonstrated by closing down campuses...

... who are now the chancellors, professors and administrators of universities who look at these students and say...

"So this is what that feels like!"