Culture Wars, then and now, ep 1: ‘On culture’

This is the introductory podcast to the series ‘Culture Wars: then and now’, recorded in 2019 at the summer school The Academy.

The series explores the emergence and evolution of the culture wars. Lecturers explore the intellectual, cultural, social and political ideas that shape the culture wars.

Angus Kennedy, convenor, The Academy; author, Being Cultured: in defence of discrimination; co-editor, From Self to Selfie: a critique of contemporary alienation

Talking Points in this podcast
• The Academy, and why we should value of scholarship, and the pursuit of truth
• What is meant by culture, the role for cultural judgement, and the rise of non-judgmentalism as a ruling principle in society
• An overview of lectures within the series Culture Wars: then and now

Being Cultured: In Defence of Discrimination, Angus Kennedy, Societas, 2014

Culture Counts: Faith and Feeling in a World Besieged, Roger Scruton, Brief Encounters, 2007

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