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Crudity is one of the principal features of contemporary British culture

The crudity, writes Dalrymple,

is inexpressive: it is crudity as a dishonest pretence of democratic sentiment. Alas, affectation when practised long enough, becomes character.

The use of vulgar language by the rich, famous and privileged…

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The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.
Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances.
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Why Meritocracy Fails

Consider this model.

You have a lower middle-class man. Average intelligence, no special abilities or talents, mediocre work prospects and income. But he has one attribute of value. 612 more words


George Will: The harm incurred by a mushrooming welfare state

Washington Post: America’s national character will have to be changed if progressives are going to implement their agenda. So, changing social norms is the progressive agenda. 57 more words


There's nothing "tongue-in-cheek" about class prejudice in Brighton's LGBT scene

*I just wrote this very quickly because of feelings and time constraints but might add some facts ‘n’ stats. I like a bit of hefty social analysis…* 801 more words


Stop Calling Bigots Bogans

Whenever Australians are reminded of our government’s ongoing abuse of asylum seekers or other vulnerable groups, the country’s self-declared progressives look for an alibi. In every curio-bedecked sitting room and artisanal food store there are mutterings about the easily-fooled masses who don’t deserve the vote: the tinnie guzzling, singlet-wearing, immigrant-hating philistines who brandish their southern cross tattoos with idiot pride. 69 more words

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