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The visionary poet and painter William Blake is a constant presence throughout contemporary culture - from video games to novels, from sporting events to political rallies and from horror films to designer fashion.

Although he died nearly 200 years ago, something about his work continues to haunt the 21st century. What is it about Blake that has so endured? In this illuminating essay, John Higgs takes us on a whirlwind tour to prove that far from being the mere New Age counterculture figure that many assume him to be, Blake is now more relevant than ever.

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A tonic for the brexitly traumatised

Serious and visionary. The future invites into a potential better place, led by Blake where Faith and Reason fuse within the greater whole of Imagination. Sober, unsanctimonious and informed optimism emerging from the chaos of Brexit Britain.

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Getting 'woke'.

I loved John Higgs books, but less so these days as he's become a bit of a woke soldier. It's still interesting, but just not nearly as much as previous books.