Amis and Eagleton
“strip-searching people who look like they’re from the Middle East or from Pakistan”, preventing Muslims from travelling, and further down the road, deportation.
“Not the ramblings of a British National Party thug,” writes Terry Eagleton, professor of cultural theory at Manchester University, “but the reflections of Martin Amis, leading luminary of the English metropolitan literary world.”
Eagleton’s words are partly in response to Amis’s 2006 essay, “The Age of Horrorism”.
But, according to an article in The Independent, Professor Eagleton also has some thoughts on Martin Amis’s father, Kingsley, describing him as “a racist, anti-Semitic boor, a drink-sodden, self-hating reviler of women, gays and liberals”