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Coming at you fairly soon from Manchester

By Tom Chatfield  

Oh dear. The rumours are true: Terry Eagleton will not be able to join Martin Amis in debate this evening in Manchester, due to his “international commitments” (and not—as was made clear to me by the University when I phoned up to check—not in any way because he may have bottled it).

There should still be some lively discussing going on, however, as Amis is being joined by both the translator, author, teacher and journalist Maureen Freely (best known for her translations of Orhan Pamuk) and by Ed Husain, author of The Islamist. A piece Husain wrote for Comment is…

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