Do Flamenco and ‘the ‘Mediterranean Diet’ Really Need Special UNESCO Status?

Including a thriving popular dance form and a semi-commercial nutritional idea that’s about 60 years old “in the same list together with disappearing skills or ancient religious rituals doesn’t harm anyone, but blurs rather than clarifies the varieties of cultural experience, and turns the initiative into an endless and futile enumeration.”

Source: The Guardian (UK) 11/22/10