Thursday, September 15, 2016

Here’s The Full Text Of Lionel Shriver’s Speech About Cultural Appropriation


“I’m afraid the bramble of thorny issues that cluster around ‘identity politics’ has got all too interesting, particularly for people pursuing the occupation I share with many gathered in this hall: fiction writing. Taken to their logical conclusion, ideologies recently come into vogue challenge our right to write fiction at all. Meanwhile, the kind of fiction we are ‘allowed’ to write is in danger of becoming so hedged, so circumscribed, so tippy-toe, that we’d indeed be better off not writing the anodyne drivel to begin with.”

1 comment:

jules older said...

MS SHRIVER is so, so right. In the intellectual world, "appropriation" is the most anti-intellectual idea yet.