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11 August 2003

Left-wing hedonism

The movement's primary motivation, in other words, is hedonistic: it wants to prevent a set of traditional pleasures - those of the table - from being comprehensively destroyed. This is indeed distinctive, for it is one of the few examples of a left-wing political movement embracing pleasure as a legitimate cause in its own right.

From New Statesman's review of Carlo Petrini's history Slow Food: the case for taste

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