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  • 25 May 2022
    Alistair Robinson

    Victorians, Vagrancy and One-way Tickets to Rwanda

    On 14 May Boris Johnson announced that preparations have been made to ship 50 ‘illegal’ immigrants from the UK to Rwanda, a country to which they have no connection. This is a cruel and baffling piece of policy, but it is not without precedent. In the late eighteenth century, Black loyalists who had fought for […]

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  • 17 Jul 2020
    James Bryant

    Imagining Atheism

    One of the strangest scenes in William Cowper’s long, digressive The Task (1785) occurs halfway through the poem’s sixth and final book. In previous books, Cowper’s masterpiece ruminates at length on topics as diverse as his pet hares, the proper way to raise cucumbers, and, more seriously, Cowper’s sense that England is completely falling apart. […]

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