Veganism isn't a diet - it's a cult of purity
By Patrick West
11 January 2019
In case you hadn’t noticed, this January has otherwise gone by the name of ‘Veganuary’, a month in which we have been exhorted to forgo the consumption and usage of animal products. Or perhaps that should be ‘Smuguary’, ‘Selfrightuary’, ‘Egotistuary’, or any other comparably ungainly neologism. Because such terms would encapsulate the fad du jour, veganism: a narcissistic cult and exercise in self-regard in an age of identity politics.
Protesters at the 2016 Official Animal Rights March in London (Jack Taylor via Getty Images)