Radio 3's Free Thinking - 2012, Lindsay Johns
3 Nov 2012, 15:00
Northern Rock Foundation Hall
Stop Listening to the Young
In many ways Britain’s youth is in crisis, trapped by rising debt and unemployment. And yet youth culture has never been more influential or all-pervasive.
Lindsay Johns argues that we need to stop pandering to young people, and that all too often we tell them only what they want to hear. Johns, a writer and broadcaster, runs a youth mentoring scheme in South London. Are we really “genuflecting at the altar of youth”?
Presented by Rana Mitter