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A Point of View - Challenging Intellect

Will Self says we should embrace the intellectual challenge of difficult books and art, and value works which are more taxing than our increasingly low-brow popular culture.

Will Self says we should embrace the intellectual challenge of "difficult" books and art, and value works which are more taxing than our increasingly low-brow popular culture. "The most disturbing result of this retreat from the difficult is to be found in arts and humanities education, where the traditional set texts are now chopped up into boneless nuggets of McKnowledge, and students are encouraged to do their research - such as it is - on the web." Producer: Sheila Cook.

  • Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 8:50AM Sun, 22 Apr 2012
  • Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
  • First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 8:50PM Fri, 20 Apr 2012
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  • Duration 10 minutes

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