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Review: The Political Samaritan by Nick Spencer

Review: The Political Samaritan by Nick Spencer

Peter Selby reviews Nick Spencer’s new book, which considers the political uses of the Good Samaritan.

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Has the parable of the Good Samaritan suffered the fate of the victim in the story, as the cover note puts it, “mugged for political ends, ignored by passers–by, and then left for half dead on the edge of the English language”? Is Nick Spencer successful in achieving a rescue in this engagingly written, wide–ranging, and important book?

Peter Selby reviews Nick Spencer’s The Political Samaritan: How Power Hijacked a Parable.

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