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The Political Samaritan: How power hijacked a parable

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Nick Spencer sets out to rescue an innocent parable, mugged for political ends, ignored by passers-by, and then left for half-dead at the edge of the English language.

The parable of the Good Samaritan has been used by almost every major British politician over recent years from Theresa May and Tony Blair to Margaret Thatcher and Jeremy Corbyn. But they don't all use it
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Kindle Edition, 208 pages
Published November 16th 2017 by Bloomsbury Continuum
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The Parable of the Good Samaritan is a well-known passage of the Bible, familiar to anyone with even a passing knowledge of the Christian scriptures. Those who might not be aware of the biblical origins are still aware of the basic thrust of the phrase 'good samaritan'; the term has even found its way into legislation.

Nick Spencer, writing on the subject of the Good Samaritan and the way it has been used and misused in public political discourse - particularly in that of the United Kingdom,
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Nick Spencer is a comic book writer known for his creator-owned titles at Image Comics (Existence 2.0/3.0, Forgetless, Shuddertown, Morning Glories), his work at DC Comics (Action Comics, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents), and for his current work at Marvel Comics (Iron Man 2.0, Ultimate Comics: X-Men).

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