Sorry for any cross posting...
How a Library Saved My Life.
By Marc Garrett, on Furtherfield's Community Blog.
Recently I read Claire Bishop's excellent article 'Con-Demmed to the
Bleakest of Futures: Report from the UK'
(http://www.e-flux.com/journal/view/209). Where she argues "that in the
wake of the general election in May 2010, which resulted in a
Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition-the UK’s first coalition
government since 1945—the ensuing cuts to culture cannot be seen as
separate from an assault on welfare, education, and social equality. The
rhetoric of an "age of austerity" is being used as a cloak for the
privatization of all public services and a reinstatement of class
privilege: a sad retreat from the most civilized Keynesian initiatives
of the post-war period, in which education, healthcare, and culture were
understood to be a democratic right freely available to all."
After reading Claire's article I thought that I'd write a little bit of
personal history regarding my own experiences with early education and
how a library saved my life...
Wishing all well.
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