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The cultural year 2007

Which cultural events—books, films, television shows, operas, plays, concerts—have been most overrated and underrated this year? We put this question to over 50 Prospect writers, and all their responses are printed below.

Obama the conservative

Despite running for the candidacy of the Democratic party, Barack Obama should be the great hope of conservatives—both in the US and Europe

The advanced liberal

John Stuart Mill believed in liberty but he valued it less for its own sake than for its contribution to human advancement. It was "man as a progressive being" that most interested him. If we want to resurrect his liberalism,…