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A symbol of solidarity. Alex Hofford/EPA

Thinking back to Gandhi amongst brute force and umbrellas

In this age of the rule of brute force, it is almost impossible for anyone to believe that anyone else could possibly reject the law of the final supremacy of brute force. So wrote Mohandas Karamchand…

We need more focus on the women poets of World War I

We’ve become very accustomed to connecting World War I with its soldier-poets. And the centenary celebrations in Britain have very rightly reminded us how important key figures such as Wilfred Owen, Isaac…
Need some way of sorting through all these… Thomas Hawk

Literary prizes are still crucial, despite prevailing scepticism

The winners of the enormously respected Pulitzer Prizes have been announced, and of the 21 award categories for journalism and the arts, three caught my eye in particular. Donna Tartt’s The Goldfinch won…
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Recent wind brings sand and thoughts from the Sahara

Drivers in parts of Southern England and Ireland have been finding fine red dust on their vehicles – sand blown all the way from the Sahara desert. There is now even a pollution warning because of the…