Thursday, March 19, 2009

Demagogic simplification: Examples

I've used the term 'demagogic simplification' on this blog more than I probably should have done. I nicked it from the late Pierre Bourdieu some years ago, (see here and here) and I like it a lot.

If you want an example of it, have a look at this piece by Michael White. Read down until you get to Andreas Whittam Smith and Martin Bell.

The men in the white suits. Even their shit doesn't smell.

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