Welcome to everytown: a journey into the English mind by Julian Baggini

everytownIn this book popular philosopher, Julian Baggini (not in this case an oxymoron) describes his experiences of immersing himself in typical, mainstream English life. His reflections are honest and often highly insightful and he writes with a surprising lack of snobbishness. His observations help to describe a set of values which is often referred to but which is rarely defined.

Baggini looks at all elements of English culture including food, tv and going out to explain that what we think we know about English identity isn’t always the case in reality. This book, just like The Duck Who Won the Lottery, invited me to explore and to some extent breakdown my own prejudices, snobbishness and entirely erroneous belief in individualism.


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