The People

A pretty infallible rock rule of thumb is: anyone brandishing the world ‘people’ no longer considers themselves one of the people, and probably hasn’t for some time.

Ian Penman
“Ways to be Pretentious,”
London Review of Books 
5 May 2o16

Penman, who has been accused of pretense himself on occasion, is spot on here. And it applies just as sharply to politics as it does to rock-and-roll


Author: David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

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