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.


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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