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Don McCullin’s Art of War
“I do tend to turn my landscapes into battlefields,” photographer Don McCullin says, so that the empty fields, some waterlogged, below Glastonbury Tor, might be the devastated Somme. Even his still lifes of plums and mushrooms have a brooding quality.
March 15, 2019
On Being a Jew-ish Schoolboy
I find myself in the strange position of being someone who is becoming very personally alarmed at anti-Semitism without actually being Jewish. If someone like me, with only the haziest notion of what the Torah or the Talmud are, can be such a target, I wonder at how much hatred is out there, waiting to boil over again.
November 21, 2018
World Cup 2018: England
I am always shocked by the way it takes hold, this faith in England, the desire for England to go all the way, as they say, in spite of the long record of thwarted hopes, hopes that are so necessary a prelude to the lingering after-taste of ashes in the mouth.
June 17, 2018
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