Last month Andrew Bolt made an oblique reference to Australia’s “writing class”, suggesting that some members of this nebulous group hate Australia.

It seems that some people of our writing class simply find it fashionable to take offence at their country…

But what exactly is this “writing class”, how does one apply for membership, and given that Bolta is almost certainly a member (I mean, he writes a lot) why is it okay for him to take offence at certain sections* of his country?

* People who believe in the theory of climate change, people who recycle, people who thought David Hicks shouldn’t have been held in Gitmo for so long without trial, people who wanted to say sorry to indigenous people etc. etc. ad infintium.

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