Who Are the 'Reality People'?
When Christian Democratic Party leader Göran Hägglund called his fellow party members the “reality people” ("verklighetens folk") of this country, his comment seemed to be mainly aimed at an alleged leftist cultural elite. According to Hägglund, that elite is looking down on the normal people and their small lives. But is that description correct? Does a gap between the average Swede and the cultural elite actually exist? Is there a cultural war going on in Sweden?