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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Act now before we're all gone...

Here is the usually rather brilliant Stewart Lee on the subject of the decline of the intellectual.  I'm uncomfortable with the untypically careless juxtaposition of 'cash-rich Asia' and 'giving idiots money' and I'm sure every half-wit in the land will leap upon it with glee (half-wits hate Stewart Lee with a vengeance).  The decline in intelligent debate, or the role of intellectuals in public life/culture in the UK is a serious issue.  Sadly, the management of UK universities (including a disproportionate number of second-rate historians) has played a very significant part in this.  See this 'Thought for the Day' from 18 months ago.

2 comments:

  1. " ...as if everything this wise old man had ever said ever could now to be gleefully erased from the record and replaced with recordings of Jeremy Clarkson snorting petrol fumes out of a slit in a life-sized inflatable model of David Cameron."

    Wow!

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