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Criticizing the Critics (3) – AA Gill

By David Herman  

On 11 January, AA Gill reviewed the BBC’s dramatisation of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’. He ended his review:

“With the violins of irony, The Diary of Anne Frank played all week against the background news of Israel’s bombing and invasion of Gaza. The comparison between the Franks, forced into hiding, and the Palestinians, proscribed, trapped and hopeless in this sliver of land that is the Middle East’s attic, was inescapable.”

On 23 January, Marilyn Booth (Professor of Arab and Islamic…

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