Reading, TV watching and politics in Britain

Richard Hanania has written another fascinating article about US political culture. This one’s titled ‘Liberals Read, Conservatives Watch TV’, and the basic thesis is right there in the title. He argues that “liberals live in a world dominated by the written word, while conservatism is something of a pre-literate culture”. That sounds a bit mocking, and it is; but Hanania leans more right than he does left (“I disagree with liberals about almost everything”, he says), so individuals of a non-leftist persuasion should take what he has to say seriously.

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