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Tom Holland
Historian. New biography of Athelstan out now! Herodotus translator. Dinosaur lover. Hedgehog conservator. A 'leading English cricketer' - The Times
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Tom Holland 14m
Replying to @MGEmancipation
Though Spinoza seems to have stopped self-identifying as Jewish?
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Tom Holland 38m
Replying to @holland_tom
Did he says this because: i. He believed it ii. He didn’t want to get in trouble with the Christian authorities iii. Both
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“I do not believe that anyone has attained such a degree of perfection surpassing all others except Christ” - Spinoza
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Tom Holland 1h
Replying to @douglasbulloch
I did not know that about Derrida - though I can see why he would have been interested in Catholic doctrines of the Logos. Do you have any links, by any chance?
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Tom Holland 1h
Replying to @douglasbulloch
Ratzinger was always the man for this.
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Catharine Edwards 1h
Such amazingly vivid colours and shapes:
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Tom Holland 1h
Always reassuring when an MP in the governing party offers the cheery reassurance ‘We are not talking about a dystopian future.’ I’d like to see that as the Tory slogan at the next party conference...
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Tom Holland 2h
But then, he’s a Catholic
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Tom Holland 2h
To the depths of the English countryside, there to commune with , & nature...
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Ken Tremendous 6h
You tried to say Trump had a small penis and then he called you Little Marco until you folded like a cheap suit and now you rubber stamp everything he does while pretending you are a man of conscience by quoting the Bible on twitter. -- Basic Observation 1:1
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Tom Holland 2h
Replying to @douglasbulloch
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And just time for a quick look at tomorrow’s papers. The Financial Times leads with “Billionaire Electric Car Mogul calls cave diver a paedophile As row over mini submarine enters second week”
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Replying to @holland_tom
It's striking how the past few years has seen so many academics in the humanities suddenly & screechingly decide that, yes, actually, signifiers DO have precise significations, moral absolutes DO actually exist, history DOES actually have lessons to teach...
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Tom Holland 3h
"It’s safe to say that Trump has never plowed through the works of Derrida, Baudrillard, or Lyotard (if he’s even heard of them)," argues , BUT...
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Tom Holland 3h
Replying to @tunkuv
Marmite.
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Tom Holland 12h
Replying to @Sathnam
That's what Love Island is for.
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Tom Holland 12h
Replying to @Sathnam
The eternal winter begins on Friday, when school breaks up.
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Tom Holland 12h
As Gove said of Trump, there are many kinds of intelligence.
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Tom Holland 12h
I'm not on Facebook, I'm afraid.
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Tom Holland 12h
Replying to @holland_tom
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