Melanie Phillips

The ‘Me’ in Media

Look at Me: Celebrating the Self in Modern Britain


The Social Affairs Unit 93pp £10 order from our bookshop

In this short but insightful book, Peter Whittle pinpoints one of the most conspicuous but shallowly perceived phenomena of our times. The cult of celebrity is in itself hardly news. We live in a time when fame has arguably eclipsed even money – with which it is so often paired – as the most desirable attribute to be pursued.

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