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Youths of Two Continents

by Thomas Grillot , 7 August 2012

Whether in Britain, the U.S., Quebec, France, or elsewhere, youths tend to make the news only when they riot. But what is the true meaning of this overused and overextend category—“youth”? A transitory condition affected by segregation, unemployment, subpar housing or the rising cost of getting an education, a moment in one’s lifetime when friends matter more than parents, teachers... or the police, it is also a test of our political will to change our societies.

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by Thomas Grillot, 7 August 2012

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Thomas Grillot, « Youths of Two Continents », Books and Ideas , 7 August 2012. ISSN : 2105-3030. URL :

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