People, Be Good

Kevin Jackson presents a profile of the Victorian writer, artist and cultural critic John Ruskin, who died 100 years ago this month.

Ruskin was admired by Tolstoy, translated by Proust and was an inspiration to Gandhi, but his moral vision has made him largely unpalatable to modern readers.

Jackson argues it is time to read Ruskin again.

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Kevin Jackson presents a profile of the Victorian writer, artist and cultural critic John Ruskin, who died 100 years ago this month.

Ruskin was admired by Tolstoy, translated by Proust and was an inspiration to Gandhi, but his moral vision has made him largely unpalatable to modern readers.

Jackson argues it is time to read Ruskin again.