Newspapers: Praise and Panning from Britain

"A regular reading of serious British newspapers never leaves the impression of fundamental issues still unresolved. In contrast, the American press reflects a society in which first principles are actively open to dispute. There is no question which makes the most stimulating journalism." At least there is no question in the mind of British Journal ist Henry Fairlie as he considers the prose and content of the U.S. press in the current issue of Encounter.

After long service on such national newspapers as the London Times, Observer and Sunday Telegraph, Fairlie discovered that the local, community-based papers of the U.S....

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