‘Lunging, Flailing, Mispunching’

That’s the title the London Review of Books gives Terry Eagleton’s savaging of The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. It’s a guilty pleasure to read something as well-written (pleasure) and scathing (there’s the guilt). He begins: Imagine someone holding forth on biology whose only knowledge of the subject is the Book of British Birds, and …


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