Hatred of Democracy

Since I’m teaching that text by Rancière later in the semester, it’s really nice of American political commentators providing me such ample samples of “worry” and “caution” over people flooding the streets of Egypt to demand an end to tyranny. Also, really brilliant of the American cable networks to focus on the color of Obama’s tie or whatever, instead of getting some of the most gripping political footage since 1989.

Aljazeera English live stream here.

Meanwhile, protests are back on throughout the UK over tuition cuts.

As thousands of people joined student rallies in Manchester and London today to protest against public spending cuts and the rise in tuition fees, the National Union of Students leader Aaron Porter had to be escorted by police away from angry crowds calling for his resignation.


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