“Without being too dramatic, we are seeing an attempt to resist the destruction of the central institutions of modernity: the university, the public commons, and the welfare state. Although it was once taken for granted that everyone should sacrifice for the common public good, this social contract has been broken, and now some are fighting to maintain it, while others are pushing us forward to a more premodern mode of social organization.”
–Bob Samuels. “UCR Students Promote a Bad Tuition Plan as Police Beat Protesters.” Changing Universities. Blogspot. Jan. 20, 2102. Web.