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City of culture doesn't deserve the title

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From a distance of 12,000 miles, the announcement that Liverpool has been chosen as 2008 City of Culture sounded like a joke.

Last time I looked, all the candidates for this prestigious announcement by the secretary of state for culture (is that a euphemism? ) suffered from the usual UK inner city problems, veneered over with a few Millennium projects. That's why I left.

As for culture, it depends what you mean: vulgar culture, high culture, food culture, what kind are we talking about? Like the old story of the blind men and the elephant, try to describe what culture is.

It would be better to call this event what it is: 'City in Need of Urgent Attention, ' but then nearly all would qualify for that one.

Those who have travelled Europe understand perfectly well what culture is and what European City of Culture really means. Come on Secretary of State, can you really compare Florence with Liverpool?

Mr Adul, from the AJ Plus Discussion Forum

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