Criticism of private schools unfair

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Back in the day, you would sound really smart in my circle of young friends if you used the word contradictions a lot in social conversations. It was at once a Marxian reference to the conflicts inherent in capitalist societies as it was a way of signalling a higher level of social consciousness among fellow activists. It was, however, also a lazy way of explaining away things you did not understand.

There’s a lot of contradictions going on right now. You can’t walk on the beach, but you can congregate in the malls. You can’t visit family in their homes, but you can assemble in restaurants. You can go to casinos but be damned if you go to church (thanks Joe Samuels). People are confused but also angry because they simply cannot make sense of these contradictions...

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