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Cultural Totalitarians SIR: I was very impressed with Professor Tony Hassall’s analysis of the plight of Australian Literature within academia (October 2011). It ties in closely with my own experiences teaching Australian Art History. The Cultural Theorists make a big noise about the need for inclusiveness, but they habitually insist on excluding anything that smacks of high culture. They are also most adept at bullying. This is visible at some academic conferences where group-think rules. Sessions will be tainted by open intimidation as they gang up on anyone who delivers a paper dealing positively with the canon. I have seen talented…

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