The academic under capitalism

This is the contemporary academic. And if it isn’t, this is where the Bologna Process is taking us. And that’s exactly the direction of the recently-announced Greek Government’s “reform”, an all-out attack on higher education, yet another all-out attack on public and democratic institutions in the name of the needs of the market and of “modernization”.

We live in the context of a global capitalist Crisis. Of a European-wide trend to ever harsher austerity. Of increasing right-wing radicalization. Of ever accelerating removal of power from democratic institutions in favor of nomenklaturas of the technocrat “experts”.

This is class war. We must dissent.

(Detail from this poster, by the Beehive Design Collective. As far as I know, BDC are anti-copyright.)

The academic under capitalism

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