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'Empathy is our moral portal gun, and it jams from underuse.'
Don Paterson on Portal 2, catching Covid on the Eurostar, and rereading Ian Hamilton’s 'Against Oblivion'.
'Few people ... have ever taken Bunting, in his deep strangeness, as representing anything or anyone beyond himself.'
@nemoloris on Basil Bunting, the 'demon of delinquency'.
'Most national anthems start at the top and find their place with the people ... few come from the people and find their place at the top, though I still live in hope for "Sunshine on Leith".'
Robert Colls on how 'Jerusalem' became our unofficial anthem.