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Joggers 'are oblivious to the world'


Politicians seem to like to demonstrate their fitness for office by jogging in public. But our guest editor, artist David Hockney, believes it is a pointless pursuit which reflects an unhealthy obsession with our bodies.

The view is shared by the French philosopher, Alain Finkielkraut. Europe correspondent Jonny Dymond joined the philosopher for a promenade around a park in Paris.


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