Handwriting and authority.

Only in very recent years have the voices that ask whether it is worth teaching handwriting at all […] been gaining much of a hearing. An impressive delay, given that since 1968, Germany has been simply stuffed with people insisting on their right to insult all forms of authority and, in extreme cases, put a bomb underneath it for no very obvious reason. […] Quite a lot of them made a point of addressing their best friends as ‘arschloch’, which means ‘arsehole’, as a clean break from bourgeois conventions. It is odd that they seem not to have succeeded in making a serious dent on national models of handwriting until the other day. (106)

From: Hensler, Philip. The Missing Ink: the Lost Art of Handwriting. New York: Faber and Faber, 2012. Print.