Slavoj Žižek commented in support of the wing of the tuition fees protest that stormed Tory HQ in 'Violence Revisited,' his recent lecture at Birkbeck College:
People saying you could have delivered the same message without violence. F*ck them! Of course you can deliver the message. But nobody would hear the message. This is what they like, that 100 people gather and write a message and then you don’t even get the bottom note in the day's paper … You have to break some windows to get the message through.
During the student protests and occupation of Conservative party HQ a witty line doing the rounds on Twitter was, 'A problem for the Tories as the big society all turn up at once.'
Writing collectively for the Guardian, the Anarchist Studies Network develop the theme of making the 'big society' into something quite different from the intentions of its progenitors.
The promise of the perfectibility of the human being, the forging of a new man through industry and technology, has long been considered a Communist or at least Modernist notion that we have sensibly discarded, but Juvin sees it fulfilled under neoliberal capitalism, in its postmodern culture ...