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Ian Robinson (secretary)
Michael DiSanto      Duke Maskell

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What is Wrong with Us?
Essays in Cultural Pathology ed. Eric Coombes and Theodore Dalrymple

Imprint Academic, pp. 10+336, paperback, £14.95 9781845409005



All four Brynmill directors have contributed a chapter to this book so it would not be proper for us to review it.
     The book calls attention to a range of symptoms of cultural collapse. We hope it is read, but . . . the old paradox. The common pursuit of true judgement is hard to find, but (1) if some people can see as much, judgement does survive though (2) if their judgement is right it is not possible for it to be recognised by the present opinion-forming elite because they are incapable of perceiving judgement.
     There is nevertheless room for another collection of a similar kind, to include essays on literature, common speech and music.

Contents
Eric Coombes, The Disutility of Utilitarianism
Theodore Dalrymple, Built to Destroy: the Nihilism of Modern Architecture
Michael Bussell, The Changing Profession of the Structural Engineer
Brian Lee, The World in a Form of Words: Art in the Community
Duke Maskell, British Values
Ian Robinson, Politics as Language, Language as Politics
Michael DiSanto, The Multiversity has Lost its Mind
Edward Lucie-Smith, Avant-Garde Lite and Magical Thinking
David Lee, State Art and its Commissars
Selby Whittingham, Turner in our Time: la Trahison des Clercs
Laura Gascoigne, Dangerous Nonsense: the Corporate Takeover
        of the Queen's English and the Cost to Art
Eric Coombes, Criticism and the Collapse of Culture
Theodore Dalrymple, Celebrity Culture, “. . . a fantasy and trick of fame”
Mark Dooley, Conserving the Sacred in a Virtual Kingdom






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