English novelist and television arts
presenter. He has written a number of novels in the realist
tradition, and is well known as a television presenter, notably of the
long-running arts seriesThe South Bank Show.
Quoted in Jonathan
Freedland Bringing Home the Revolution: How Britain Can Live
in the American Dream (1998).
Patriotism is seen not onlyas the last refuge of the scoundrel but as
the first bolt-hole of the hypocrite. See Johnson 444:8.
Patriotism, seen, onlyas, last, refuge, scoundrel, first, hypocrite, See
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