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(Little, Brown, £14.99)Wasted

The youth of today? Don’t know they’re born. Can’t work, won’t work, or if they do work, they’re probably doing it to fund a drug habit.

Such attitudes still persist among some older people, including some of those who write newspaper columns or sit in parliament. But it could hardly be more wrong. There is a rising generation which is sober, self-motivated and thoughtful. The problem, says Georgia Gould in Wasted, is that we aren’t using their potential, and are content instead to leave them alienated from conventional politics…

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