Being Cultured is a strongly argued and clear account of what culture is, why it matters and why it is now under threat. Angus Kennedy lays bare the connection between culture and discrimination, in ways that leave the cultural shibboleths of our time in ruins. This is a book that ought to be read by all students of the humanities as well as the politicians, bureaucrats and impresarios who are responsible for cultural policy and who seem to have lost all sense of why and how there could be such a thing or what would be achieved by it --Roger Scruton Jan 6, 2014
About the Author
Angus Kennedy is head of external relations at the Institute of Ideas and founder of its educational initiative, The Academy. He has a degree in Classics from Christ Church and lives in Sussex.