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Which political and cultural events have been most overrated and underrated this year? We asked 100 Prospect writers

By prospect   January 2009

Prospect’s “overrated and underrated” events of the year are divided alphabetically, by author surname, into four parts: click here to read parts one, two, three and four.

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie novelist

Underrated Media coverage of the wars in eastern Congo. I chose this not because Congo has not been covered but because of how it has been covered: the usual pornography of pity, with words and images that make us feel sad and helpless but still confused about why it’s happening and what can be done. The…

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