Martin Amis' 'State of England': Anomie In The U.K. : NPR | Psycholitics & Psychonomics |
Martin Amis' new novel is a scabrous portrait of England's underclass, layered on top of a more thoughtful look at the devolution of journalism and the ways newspapers — tabloid and highbrow — influence our lives and the stories we tell about...


'The historian Benedict Anderson wrote that it was newspapers that first allowed people to imagine themselves as a nation; newspapers created the first joint narrative.


Everywhere in Lionel Asbo we see this to be true, but with a chilling corollary.


Do we become what our newspapers tell us we are?'