Arts & Books
We select our favourite articles from the past year
The most-read pieces on the Prospect website this year
Our new expanded "books in brief" section
A Dutchman's attempt to follow in the footsteps of John Steinbeck reveals more about its author than it does about the US today
Sameer Rahim / December 11, 2014
Many of the European Muslims who turn to jihad are motivated less by religion than by the desire to escape a divided identity
Walter Lippmann: Public Economist by Craufurd D Goodwin (Harvard University Press, £25.95) Read more of our books in brief Walter Lippmann was one of the greatest American journalists,...
The Best of Benn: Speeches, Diaries, Letters and Other Writings edited by Ruth Winstone (Hutchinson, £20) Read more of our books in brief Political prophets are mocked or loathed until their...
Philip Maughan / December 11, 2014
The Emerald Light in the Air: Stories by Donald Antrim (Granta, £12.99) Read more of our books in brief Several qualities unite the characters in Donald Antrim’s first collection of short...
A book in which the author tries to learn to love Celine Dion is the most important piece of music criticism written in the past two decades