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Rod Liddle

Tread carefully! Your garden is saturated with racial meaning – and so is Ikea

A sociologist who makes Malcolm Bradbury’s History Man look balanced

9 August 2014

9:00 AM

9 August 2014

9:00 AM

Is your life saturated with racial meaning? The most common answer to this question, when I ask friends and acquaintances, and sometimes people in the street going about their business, is: ‘Your inquiry makes no sense whatsoever. It sounds like the sort of pretentious and thoroughly bogus question dreamed up by some idiotic sociology lecturer in a third-rate polytechnic.

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