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27 Aug 2010

Us and them is the cultural problem, not Pomp and Circumstance

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2010/aug/27/social-divisions-elitism-elgar-culture

By Lynsey Hanley [The Guardian, 27 August 2010]

There are more ways of divvying people up than according to how much money they've got. A survey this week by Reader's Digest concluded that a large proportion of Britain is culturally impoverished, with one-third of those surveyed never having listened to classical music and three-quarters unable to identify Edward Elgar as the composer of Pomp and Circumstance.

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