James Fenton is a poet, journalist and literary critic who wrote regularly for the New Statesman in the 70s and 80s.

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The Old Statesman
11 April 2013
From the archive: 20 May 1977.
World Affairs
22 November 2007
As a young foreign correspondent, James Fenton wrote an article for the New Statesman on the eve of the Khmer Rouge's...
30 January 2006
Those who live by their image die by their image, and Mr Jeremy Thorpe is no exception. He is a public figure, and very...
15 March 2004
Postcards are an invention, like the postage stamp. So they have a beginning in history, and they have an end, like the...