The Lesson

In the 21st Century is poverty still the parent of revolution and crime?

She put the chalk down and turned to the class.

‘This will be the subject of next Monday’s assignment. I’d like you to try writing your opening sentence now. Then some of you can read them.’

A flurry of writing ensued.

‘Peter?’

‘Crime has and always will be the by-product of poverty, but in the 21st Century the greater crime is that poverty exists at all.’

‘Cheryl’

‘The impoverished do not have the resources to start revolutions. Revolutions form when society becomes aware of deprivation of the classes.’

‘Well done! I look forward to next week.’

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