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In the new issue of Prospect, I’ve written an essay on the state of book reviewing in Britain. As I point out at the start of the piece, several articles on this topic have appeared in the US in recent months. Here, for example, is James Wolcott’s fantastic essay-review in the New Republic of Gail Pool’s book Faint Praise. And here is Steve Wasserman’s long essay in the Columbia Journalism Review.

The problem is much more extreme in the US, where most newspapers have drastically reduced their books coverage in recent years. A similar contraction hasn’t happened in Britain—but…

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