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On Misanthropy

Howard Jacobson ponders why misanthropy is out of fashion. 'Where have they gone?' he asks, 'such great haters of mankind as Juvenal, Swift, Flaubert'.

Howard Jacobson ponders why misanthropy is out of fashion.

"Where have they gone?", he asks, "such great haters of mankind as Juvenal, Swift, Flaubert".

Mankind, he believes, has not grown less tribal over time. But instead of a general enemy, he says, "we each have our own individual tormentor - a private phobic for every one of us".

Producer: Adele Armstrong.

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Sun 14 Jan 2018 08:48

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