Education is a Hazard

by | 26 Nov 2010

Education is a hazard.

On the one hand, it is deeply implicated in the ideological state apparatus, churning out hordes of ‘disciplined’ workers to maintain the injustices of the political and economic status quo. Education is hazardous to emancipatory thought.

On the other hand, education can cultivate the highest forms of creative thinking and aesthetic appreciation leading to radical critique. In this sense, it is hazardous to the state apparatus.

Education is both our remedy and our poison.

To give the remedy a chance, join the likes of Noam Chomsky and Tariq Ali in support of the occupation of University College London by students in protest of the UK Government’s imposition of exorbitant fees.

1 Comment

  1. Here some further occupation sites that have just come to my attention:

    University of Birmingham:

    University of Newcastle:

    University of Edinburgh:

    University of Oxford:

    Roehampton University:

    Royal Holloway, University of London:

    University of Sheffield:

    SOAS, University of London:

    London South Bank University:

    Manchester Metropolitan University:

    University of the West of England:

    University of Warwick:

    University of Leeds:

    University of East London:

    Student Protests in Italy:


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