The importance of being cultured

Angus Kennedy talks to spiked about the cultural retreat of the elites and the need for discrimination.

Topics Culture

For the September edition of the spiked review of books podcast, we talked to Angus Kennedy, the author of Being Cultured: In Defence of Discrimination. Combining a stinging attack on instrumentalism in the arts with a stirring defence of cultural excellence, Kennedy challenges us to rethink our idea of what culture is, and how it is formed. Listen below:

Being Cultured: In Defence of Discrimination, by Angus Kennedy is published by Imprint Academic. (Buy this book from Amazon(UK).)

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