We have to study the media if we want to understand the world

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YOUR piece on media studies misunderstands the nature of my approach in The Way We Live Now. I do not and would not say that students in that field can be "moral cretins". I quote from Keith Tester's book Media, Culture and Morality, where the discipline is called "morally cretinous". I then comment "That is an over-harsh judgement" and add, as "more to the point", a passage from Angela McRobbie's Post-Modernism and Popular Culture.

Richard Hoggart

Farnham, Surrey