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Saul Frampton
Senior Lecturer in English, University of Westminster

Saul Frampton is a senior lecturer in English, linguistics and cultural studies at the University of Westminster in London. His latest book is When I Am Playing With My Cat, How Do I Know She Is Not Playing With Me? (2011).

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Agony in the agora

Democracy, by nature, is a contest between clashing political desires. That is why the public square matters so much

Saul Frampton

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