Terry Eagleton, generally considered Britain's most influential academic,Britain's what?
Not even the Independent article referenced by the footnote* makes this claim, instead calling Eagleton "the man who succeeded F R Leavis as Britain's most influential academic critic" (emphasis added).
Is a claim that someone is a country's "most influential academic" even capable of meaning? Even if the Indie had made this claim, would the unevidenced assertion of the country's most avowedly partisan newspaper merit the use of the word "generally"?
Wikipedia is fast becoming a joke, following in the footsteps of Professor Eagleton.
More about Fish.
* I changed the link to go straight to the Independent piece.