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An appeal to polemical readers

It is fifty years since the publication of Catch-22. The Spectator Book Club will be running a series of pieces on the book and we hope that readers will lead the debate, as part of our reader’s review feature.

Catch-22 is a book you either love or hate. So, we want to publish two polemics (a genre that may suit some of you!): one for, the other against. The word limit is six hundred words and the deadline for submissions is Thursday 30 June. The selected pieces will then be run together on Friday 1 July. All submissions should be sent to dblackburn @ For ease of reference, this page can be accessed via the Book of the Month tag in the top right hand corner of any Spectator Books page.  

We eagerly await your response. In the meantime, the video above is intended as inspiration, one way or the other.

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