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Activists and Militants and Social Entrepreneurs…

From Todd Gitlin’s “Letters to a young activist” – when he’s not taking gratuitous and inaccurate pot shots (is there another kind) at Noam Chomsky, he’s actually worth reading… By contrast, in this mainly antipolitical era, the label of choice … Continue reading

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Specious anti-specialisation speeches…

Mrs Towers and I were discussing the reluctance of “non-hierarchical” activists to admit the existence or desirability of a “division of labour.” There’s an ideology – often unspoken – that everyone can and should become as good at task x … Continue reading

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