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"While the crowd had listened politely to the assembled dignitaries, including the Bishop of Manchester, the Home Secretary, Jeremy Corbyn, and Andy Burnham, the new Mayor of Greater Manchester, it was Walsh’s poem – a celebration of the city as tough, defiant, welcoming – that drove the crowd, like a conductor, from raucous cheers to spellbound silence. In sharp contrast to Walsh’s poem, an academic study I recently read claims that terrorism “is first and foremost discourse”, which made me unsure about Auden’s assertion that “Accurate scholarship can / Unearth the whole offence . . . / That has driven a culture mad”." Douglas Field TLS

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