An interesting article by Nick Cohen in The Guardian today written in response to the opening of the film The Riot Club. The article asks if the “niceness” of the “Filthy. Rich. Spoilt. Rotten.” is a noose that is strangling our ability to talk to ourselves and to the world? Cohen remarks,
“No Premier League football club would give contracts only to children with private incomes and expect to remain in the premier league. The arts, broadcasting, serious journalism and publishing are coming dangerously close to doing just that, and its class-based culture is becoming a second-rate culture.”
Tragically, I suspect the answer is, yes it is.