Christopher Jackson

Christopher Jackson


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Christopher Jackson

Christopher Jackson is a freelance writer based in London. His work appears regularly in Politics, Salon, Third Way and The Hill. His collection of poems "The Gallery" was published in 2013 by the University of Salzburg to critical acclaim. His next book, on Roger Federer, is forthcoming in 2016.


Christopher Jackson is a freelance writer based in London. His work appears regularly in Politics, Salon, Third Way and The Hill. His collection of poems "The Gallery" was published in 2013 by the University of Salzburg to critical acclaim. His next book, on Roger Federer, is forthcoming in 2016.



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What Has Obama Ever Done For Us?

As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, CHRISTOPHER JACKSON looks at his administration from the perspective


As President Barack Obama prepares to leave office, CHRISTOPHER JACKSON looks at his administration from the perspective of an observer in the UK, and explains why we’ll miss him. I have been recalling the day when Barack Hussein Obama was elected president of the United States. The reflection is of a strange kind: a pleasant […]

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Escher at the Alhambra

MC Escher’s work is valued for its complexity, and its representations of infinity. But a look at his life shows his d


MC Escher’s work is valued for its complexity, and its representations of infinity. But a look at his life shows his deep debt to Islamic art. For Christopher Jackson, this prompts reflections about the way in which East and West have always inspired one another – and why we must fight for a world where […]

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Gravity, Our Mutual Friend

Hussein Chalayan has crossed over from fashion to dance with his show Gravity Fatigue at Sadler’s Wells, and his new C


Hussein Chalayan has crossed over from fashion to dance with his show Gravity Fatigue at Sadler’s Wells, and his new Cuba-themed collection is out in Spring 2016. Christopher Jackson looks at his work in more detail, and finds an artist fascinated by the way in which cultures interact. Consider this. You have just been on […]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Paris

A week after Paris, Christopher Jackson explores how we grieve after a tragedy. In doing so, he takes a deeper look at r


A week after Paris, Christopher Jackson explores how we grieve after a tragedy. In doing so, he takes a deeper look at relations between Paris and Islam, remembers the victims and wonders what comes next. On hearing of the outbreak of World War II, W.H. Auden sat down to write his great poem 1st September […]