In response to the death of Albert Finney, Brendan O’Neill has written an excellent, insightful piece for Spiked!.
O’Neill celebrates Finney’s work and his ground breaking persona – and also notes the demise of the legacy of the egalitarian 1960s:
“Fast forward to 2019 and the world could not be more different. Anger, especially among young working-class males, is no longer culturally celebrated – it is treated, extinguished, referred for anger-management therapy. White working-class men are the bête noire of the liberal elite. Respectable society looks upon modern-day Arthur Seatons – cocky young blokes with ill-advised vices – as the scourge of the nation. Poorer kids are no longer challenged in schools – they’re bombarded with ideological guff about respect and diversity and lowering your own expectations in order to avoid ‘stress’.”
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