Is The Edinburgh Festival Descending Into Cultural Tourism?

“What is the difference between a festival that is about exoticism and one that is guilty of exoticism? ‘The degree of naivety,’ answered [EIF director Jonathan] Mills … ‘There are certain things that are about the notion of the exotic that Europeans need to deal with and we are juxtaposing that with the reality of Asia’.”

Source: The Guardian (UK) 03/23/11