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New Left Review I/53, January-February 1969

Anthony Barnett

A Revolutionary Student Movement

What are the objectives of the student movement? This principal question of strategy can now be posed.

Until this year the English debate on the student movement was concerned with two problems: whether students can be revolutionaries, and whether struggle in the universities can be revolutionary struggle. It is now widely accepted that the answer to both these questions is yes. Yes, students in student struggle can be revolutionaries; yes, the universities are strategic and vulnerable elements of late bourgeois society.

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