The Truth About Snowflakes. Ash Talks to Dalia and Aaron.
The media is awash with allegations of censorship. The works of Roald Dahl and Ian Fleming have been combed through to rid them of offensive tropes and language. Who is this seemingly gratuitous raft of cultural editing in service of? A lot of the media will have you believe that it’s the ‘snowflake’. The younger person offended by everything that doesn’t tightly adhere to their identity politics inflected view of the world. Is this archetype useful in discussing matters of sensitivity and freedom of expression? Has the left over-corrected in it’s drive for a kinder world? To discuss ‘snowflakes’, cancelling Shakespeare and girl boss Liz Truss, Ash is joined by Dalia Gebrial and Aaron Bastani.
- Published 5 March 2023