Intellectuals once mocked clumsy attempts to censor art on ‘moral’ grounds in late-Franco Spain and elsewhere. They’re not laughing now. The shift to identity in politics could give the morality police a new lease of life, argues philosopher José Luis Pardo.
José Luis Pardo
(Madrid, 1954) is Professor of Philosophy at the Complutense University of Madrid. In 2016 he published Estudios del malestar (‘Studies of Discomfort’) (Anagrama) and Estética de lo peor (‘Aesthetics of the worst’) (Pasos Perdidos).