Nicholas Hagger is a philosopher, cultural historian, man of letters, poet and former lecturer in the Middle East and Japan. His most recent books on history and current affairs are The Syndicate, The Secret History of the West, The Light of Civilization and the Endless Rise and Fall of Civilizations (due 2007) (all O Books).
He hits a pace, a tilt, that really carries the reader along...Everything comes as a subordinate clause to his dramatic momentum, a hand waving out of the express train window. Ted Hughes, Poet Laureate His poetic felicities include a poetic mix of Eliot, Pound and Blake; the judicious invention of his own psychological terms to guide his progress; an unafraid nakedness, linked to philosophic and scientific adventurousness; genuine visionary leanings and occasional lyric beauty. Sebastian Barker, past chairman of The Poetry Society Nicholas Hagger writes with a rare intellectual passion. Sir Laurens van der Post