Podcast: has the culture of irony gone too far?
This week’s podcast is from our Battle of Ideas archive and asks whether, in an age where taking anything seriously is met with derision, what it is about irony that persistently resonates, from the posing and posturing of yesterday’s Generation X to the posing and posturing of today’s hipsters. Isn’t it about time we made an effort to return to some fundamentals, to regain some sense of moral certainty, to speak in truth rather than quote marks?
The debate recorded at the Battle of Ideas 2013 at the Barbican in London, and features philosopher Julian Baggini, novelist Edward Docx, sociologist and commentator Tiffany Jenkins, and columnist and author John Waters.
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