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End 'idle chatter' about revolution

Published: 20 November 2013

In an open letter to Russell Brand, University of Southampton Sociology lecturer Pathik Pathak analyses his 'fiery tirade against the UK's democratic system' on BBC TV's Newsnight.

Dr Pathik offers the observation: 'Revolutionary talk such as yours generates a lot of heat but precious little light. It’s easy to ignite an incendiary fuse, but much harder to ditch the romanticism of revolution for something real and achievable'. He encourages the celebrity to consider the power of disruptive entrepreneurs to achieve change from the inside.

To read the full letter visit the Pioneers Post here

Russell Brand recently spoke of the UK's democratic system on BBC Newsnight
Brand on BBC Newsnight
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