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Our Church: a Personal History of the Church of England Roger Scruton Atlantic Books, 208pp, £20 The...
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On Walter Benjamin
10 July 2006
Western civilisation, so this odiously superior little book argues, has outshone all other cultures over the centuries...
03 April 2006
Have intellectuals vanished, as Stefan Collini's deftly ambiguous title suggests? Did the distinguished lineage from...
Eastern block. Edward Said got many things wrong, but his central argument was basically right. The west's denigration of the east has always gone with imperialist incursions into its terrain. By Terry Eagleton
13 February 2006
''A work of malignant charlatanry" is how Robert Irwin describes Edward Said's Orientalism in this book-length response...
07 November 2005
Like the rest of us, Tom Paulin is a bundle of contradictions. At its finest, his work is brave, adventurous, original...
29 August 2005
I've just returned from a lecture trip to Norway, where I seized the chance to revisit the Arctic Circle. The tiny port...
The popular touch. Is it possible to distinguish "high" culture from "low" culture? Is one better than the other? Terry Eagleton on a generous polemic that fails to hit all its targets
20 June 2005
John Carey is the most drily sardonic of critics, a relentless debunker of pious guff and portentous rhetoric. As a...
The empire writes back. Should the literary realm be seen as its own republic, complete with frontiers, legislators and rivalries? Yes, according to a bold new theory. Terry Eagleton applauds a milestone in the history of modern thought
11 April 2005
We think of literature as a set of uniquely individual works, as randomly distributed as the stars. From time to time,...
How to be popular. A series of bluffers' guides reveals unexpected connections between the Marquis de Sade, Darwin and Hitler. Terry Eagleton on the pros and cons of a much-mocked format
21 February 2005
Packaging complex ideas for popular consumption can be defended on the half-a-loaf principle. A grossly oversimplified...
31 January 2005
Fellow conspiracy theorists will have noted that the United States has arranged for Michael Jackson's trial to coincide...
13 December 2004
The most lethal book on the planet at present is not the Koran, but the Bible. Christian evangelicals have faith that...