Scott Masson: Hunger artists in the reality TV age
The indiscriminate approval of every personal choice, irrespective of the harm it causes, has borne the full ethical weight of progressive politics in Western societies for decades now
Connecting our personal identity to our choices has been a mark of progressive politics for decades. It exists in an impossible tension with identity groupings which are allegedly impossible for anyone to understand who does not share those group characteristics.
At issue, as so often today, is our understanding of human nature. The crisis bequeathed to us by the human sciences in academia is now becoming a deepening political and social crisis.
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