The War on Working Class Culture –
How Political Elites Denormalise a Way of Life
Chair – Mark Littlewood, Director General, IEA
Authors – Dr Patrick Basham, Director, Democracy Institute and Dr John Luik, Senior Fellow, Democracy Institute
This provocative Democracy Institute General Election report takes the Government and Opposition parties to task for their growing attacks on working class habits and lifestyles. The authors demonstrate the junk science behind the attacks and reveal the political elite’s real agenda – to denormalise ordinary tastes and preferences so normal behaviour becomes seen as aberrant behaviour. In challenging this elitist agenda, the authors defend the working man's (and woman's) fondness for a bet, a Big Mac, a drink, a smoke, and a tan.
Dr Basham and Dr Luik’s talk begins at 6.00pm followed by a drinks reception until 7.30pm.
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