‘The Lucky Culture’ … and the new ruling culture

Nick Cater’s new book, ‘The Lucky Culture’ is selling up a storm of sales. Murdoch himself was so taken that he purchased 10 more for his executives to read. Here is a piece from Catallaxy Files, with links to a couple of reviews: The Lucky Culture

Nick Cater, chief opinion editor at The Australian, has written what promises to be an important contribution to our understanding of modern Australia. Miranda Devine Describes The Lucky Culture and the Rise of an Australian Ruling Class here.

Cater’s thesis, formed during the 2010 election, is that Australia has become increasingly polarised, not between right and left, but between people he calls the insiders and the outsiders.

A new ruling class of university-educated “progressives”, “sophisticates”, “elites” and “latte-sippers” have emerged as an un-Australian clique trying to lord it over everyone else. Controlling media, law, education and the political class, they threaten Australia’s great egalitarian democratic project: “For the first time there were people who did not simply feel better off but were better than their fellow Australians. They were cosmopolitan and sophisticated, well read (or so they would have us believe) and politically aware. This was not the classless society I had signed up to join.”

Cass Wilkinson interviews Nick Cater here.

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