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  1. The generation gap, not rap, is to blame for the riots

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    Prospect contributor Shiv Malik responds to David Goodhart’s web exclusive article, “The riots, the rappers and the Anglo-Jamaican tragedy” Searching for the root causes of the riots David Goodhart wrote last week: “The ‘hoodie’ culture of disaffection has told young people that their inchoate anger at the ‘power,’ the system,...
  2. The riots at the end of history

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    I tried to buy the Daily Mail this morning, because a friend had written something about the classes he runs in Peckham to encourage black kids to aim higher at school. I could not find one in the three newsagents I visited. A first sign of the backlash against liberalism?...
  3. Prospect’s February issue

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    They’re back: banners, bull horns, whistles, and threats of strikes. Unions, students and internet activists lost no time in the new year launching themselves at ministers’ plans for cuts—and at ministers. Jeremy Hunt was the target of one boisterous disruption, as 30 students banging drums invaded the culture minister’s talk...


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