Saturday, June 11, 2011

John Lloyd Has Some Advice For His Fellow Decents

Here's John Lloyd, in the FT, reviewing Owen Jones's new book, Chavs: The Demonization of the Working Class (which sounds excellent, and which I'm keen to read):

[Jones] starts, mistakenly, with a middle-class dinner party at which a guest had said: “It’s sad Woolworth’s is closing. Where will all the chavs buy their Christmas presents?” This is a mistake because the middle-class dinner party is both an easy cliché and unattributable. If we’re going down the road of cultural denigration, we should start on firmer ground.

1 Comments:

Blogger FlyingRodent said...

I'm about fifty pages into Jones' book - it's been excellent stuff so far.

And oh, the irony.

6/11/2011 01:10:00 PM  

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