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Shouldn’t students put voting ahead of activism?

By Simon Kaye  


The recent rounds of student protests have made for striking news coverage. Aerial photographs of throngs of youngsters hemmed in by police, smoke wafting over crowds, buildings with smashed glass—all are excellent grist for the mill of assumed student radicalism. And, whatever our personal views on the policies under protest, there is widespread feeling that students ought to protest; that…

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