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How should we rate 2008? (2)

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 . To comment on this article visit First Drafts, Prospect ‘s blog Trevor Dolby publisher

Overrated Strictly Come Dancing was just about the most overrated cultural and political event of the year. Underrated 1. Philip Roth’s latest Indignation was inexplicably ignored. Beautifully written, tempered with calculated anger. The critics, those who could be bothered, suggest Roth is publishing too much and quality is suffering. Balderdash.

2. Leonard Cohen at the…

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