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  On steel earth and dog heat The dogs wept. Not silence. Not even the silence of the cage After it breaks, from the dull river of your breathing And...

The Unbearable Heaviness of Human Beings

  Insecurity, Inequality and Obesity in Affluent Societies, edited by Avner Offer, Rachel Pechey and Stanley Ulijaszek, Oxford University Press/British Academy, 220pp, £50 (hardback) I have struggled...

To Be a Pilgrim

  Pilgrimage is in vogue at the moment. The numbers of pilgrims arriving at Mecca and Santiago de Compostela grow every year. Robert Macfarlane, intellectual...


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