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5.0 out of 5 stars For Daily Mail readers
Contra the previous reviewer, I'd say that Dan Hancox's short and digestible polemic would be the perfect eye-opener for your average daily mail subscriber. Let's face it, it's one of the most authentic expressions of the ideology, energy, and wit of the so-called post-political generation. Having read it I feel thoroughly scoured of the dross excreted by the majority of...
Published on 21 Feb 2012 by Mr. P. J. Barnes

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3.0 out of 5 stars Provocative, yet timely
Definitely not for Daily Mail readers, this is a political book, by a member of the protest movement 'UK Uncut' who seems convinced social revolution is nigh. The author is clearly a professional protestor with plenty of "previous", and is quite indignant about the Police who it seems are not fans of protest marches. I read this just days before the London riots, which...
Published on 15 Aug 2011 by Max


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5.0 out of 5 stars For Daily Mail readers, 21 Feb 2012
This review is from: Summer of Unrest: Kettled Youth: The Battle Against the Neoliberal Endgame (Kindle Edition)
Contra the previous reviewer, I'd say that Dan Hancox's short and digestible polemic would be the perfect eye-opener for your average daily mail subscriber. Let's face it, it's one of the most authentic expressions of the ideology, energy, and wit of the so-called post-political generation. Having read it I feel thoroughly scoured of the dross excreted by the majority of our media over the period of the fees protests, the TUC march, the EMA protests. Get it for your Gran this Easter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A well timed argument, 13 Aug 2013
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Kermit "Kermit K" (UK, heading for Valhalla...) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Summer of Unrest: Kettled Youth: The Battle Against the Neoliberal Endgame (Kindle Edition)
A wake up call for the cynics. The thought that our youth, with our support, can win the battle against non-elect and corrupt politicians - what a beautiful concept. One to quote from!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Provocative, yet timely, 15 Aug 2011
This review is from: Summer of Unrest: Kettled Youth: The Battle Against the Neoliberal Endgame (Kindle Edition)
Definitely not for Daily Mail readers, this is a political book, by a member of the protest movement 'UK Uncut' who seems convinced social revolution is nigh. The author is clearly a professional protestor with plenty of "previous", and is quite indignant about the Police who it seems are not fans of protest marches. I read this just days before the London riots, which served to highlight why the police might feel this way.

In general I agree that young people, now especially, have legitimite reason to feel aggrieved about their life prospects, and understand how tactics such as kettling simply feel like attempts to silence their voices of protest. This comes across well in the book. However, I disagree that violence is the answer, and hence insights like "The smashing of glass in Millbank Tower marked the first shattering of capitalist realism and the forging of a new mind-phase..." undermine the reasoning, and make the entire argument less than compelling for me.

But - I guess I can agree to disagree, and aside from that it was a fairly easy and enjoyable read, and eloquently written.
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