The Press: Puzzles & Politics .

The British press, much more than the American, is like the little girl with mid-forehead curl. No U.S. yellow journal is worse than Britain's biggest & worst, News of the World. But few U.S. newspapers can match the literary quality and accuracy of Britain's best (e.g., the London Times, London Telegraph). And in a half-dozen opinionated weeklies, the British press sets a standard, intellectual and literary, that is unmatched elsewhere.

A weekly that exemplifies British journalism at somewhere near its literary and critical best and prejudiced worst is the New Statesman and Nation....

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