[Marxism] Owen Jones: Why ‘chavs’ were the riots’ scapegoats

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Thu May 3 18:36:55 MDT 2012

Owen Jones's acclaimed first book was a definitive account of the
demonisation of the working class. In this exclusive extract from a new
edition, he explains how the violence that swept Britain last August
brought the subject back to the top of the agenda


“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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