Our kids are going to hell

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Trolley Ltd, Sep 9, 2009 - Photography - 144 pages
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RobinMaddockspentthreeyearsaccompanyingpolicegoing abouttheirworkineastLondon.Hisphotographsofvarious raidsuncoveraseedynarrative,howadangerousmythof successwithouteducationhasgrownoverthelasttwentyyears withinouryouth.Itisnowaspirationaltobeviolent,vainand mostdangerously,uneducated. In2007aUNICEFstudyofchildwell-beingin21industrialized countriesplacedBritainfrmlyatthebottomofthetable.Yetwe don'tneedtobetoldsomethingiswrongwithouryoungaround us. Theseimagesshowanendlesscycleofraidsandarrests thatdon'tevenmakethelocalnewspapers;assuchthescenes evokeasenseoftheeveryday,themundanedailygrindofa resignedandwell-playedritual. Drugsarethemostprizedaspectoftheraid,valuedequally bybothsides,theybecomevisiblethroughconfrontations, weaponsandatideofvisitorstothehouseofthemother. IainSinclair,theesteemedwriteronthehistoryof

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Iain Sinclair is a novelist, poet, and essayist whose books include the award-winning "Downriver" (1991), "Slow Chocolate Autopsy" and the celebrated "Lights Out for the Territory" (both 1997).

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