Main content

On Hypocrisy

Will Self ponders hypocrisy - especially in relation to environmental matters.

Will Self explores what he sees as a growing sense of collective hypocrisy.

He looks at why we're often so reluctant to use the word "hypocrisy" and argues that we accept hypocrisy in part because "civilisation as currently constituted would be quite impossible without a whole panoply of carefully evolved rituals designed to elide incompatible acts and beliefs".

Producer: Adele Armstrong

Available now

9 minutes

Broadcasts

Clive James: Clams are Happy

Clive James: Clams are Happy

Following the death of Clive James, hear one of his first talks for "A Point of View".

Download this programme

Download this programme

Subscribe to this programme or download individual episodes.

The Best of A Point of View

The Best of A Point of View

Explore highlights from the A Point of View archive.

Podcast