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Culture wars: an American points out the obvious

    The unfortunate Kentaro Kobayashi, creative director of the Olympics opening ceremony, was sacked the day before the event because of a comedy sketch 23 years ago that featured a flippant remark about the Holocaust. He is the latest victim of the scary aspect of modern culture, whereby you can be tried and executed for sins you committed when the world was different and you were different. It sums up what Frank Luntz, the genius American pollster, identifies as the real divide now: the cultural divide.

    In a report for the Centre for Policy Studies last week, he created a stir by saying that Britain isn’t separated by Left and Right but by the woke versus the non-woke.

    Read more in The Evening Standard here

    Date added: Thursday 22nd July 2021