It's a two-way thing

Antony Easthope (Books, Commentary, 7 June) evidently expects readers to engage with his opinions, or he wouldn't have submitted his article; and he evidently expects credit for them, or he wouldn't have signed it. What price the death of the author?

Nicolas Jacobs
Jesus College, Oxford

This article first appeared in the 21 June 1999 issue of the New Statesman, Better to shop than to vote