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The Prospect podcast #45—What politeness masks

Freya Johnson joins Prospect's Sameer Rahim to explain why politeness isn't all it's hyped up to be. Plus: Alex Dean and Stephanie Boland go north of the border

By Prospect Team  

Freya Johnston wrote a widely-discussed essay for our July issue on British politeness. Is there something rude about enforced civility? More worrying, is it all an act to hide far more barbaric instincts that lurk beneath the surface? She discusses these questions with Sameer Rahim.

Plus: in politics and culture, Alex Dean and Stephanie Boland look north of the border. The topics are Brexit and the devolution settlement, and the future of the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Previous episodes of the Prospect podcast can be found here

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