Philip Hensher

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November 24, 2020
What literature helps us to do is to think “I could be this person” – sometimes in joyous envy, sometimes in fellow feeling and recognition, sometimes in pure compassion.
July 23, 2020
We are not great iconoclasts in Britain. It has been quite unusual, in recent centuries, for offensive images and statuary to be thrown down by force in this country. At most, we might find a little light editing. The inscription on the Monument to the Great Fire in London blamed, for nearly 150 years, “Popish