LETTER : Hedgehog relic

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From Professor G. L. Huxley

Sir: The contrast between fox and hedgehog ("Blair has persuaded himself to be a reform hedgehog", 8 February) should not be attributed to Sir Isaiah Berlin: the expression is first attested, as Berlin himself acknowledged, in early Greece, among the poetical relics of Archilochos of Parcos.

Yours faithfully,

George Huxley

Trinity College

Dublin

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