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Prospect Magazine

Issue 218

May 2014

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Prospect Editorial
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Special report: New ground

Nigel Walton
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Technologies that will drive growth are already here

Why do we tolerate poverty?

Amartya Sen
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It’s bad reasoning, not human nature, that blinds us to the predicament of the poor

All the world’s an app

Jacob Mikanowski
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What is the internet doing to our minds?

Russia: Breaking the bear hug

Dieter Helm
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How Europe can end Russia’s grip on gas

Special report: The future is already working

Jim O Neill
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New technology is driving growth

Special report: Tech and growth

Prospect Editorial
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The future is already working

Special report: Text ££

Dave Birch
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The future is mobile and African

Walking with Karl

Edward Docx
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An ex-gang member revisits his past

Time for a UK constitution

Linda Colley
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Britain has gloried in being the world’s great exception—for too long?

World thinkers 2014: The results

Serena Kutchinsky
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Prospect asked readers to select their favourites from a list of the world’s leading thinkers. The results are in.

Trading without judgement: An interview with Adair Turner

Jay Elwes
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“The likelihood that high-frequency trading is socially valuable is nil,” says the financial policy expert

Letter from Beijing: Torn between China and the west

Helen Gao
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Was my anger justified, or was it a symptom of nationalism?

The French Tony Blair

Christine Ockrent
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Can a new Prime Minister save François Hollande?

AC Grayling: Freedom to make bad choices

AC Grayling
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Respect the principle of liberty

If I ruled the world: Irvine Welsh

Irvine Welsh
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Put women in charge and grant England independence

The Duel: Should schools still teach French?

John McWhorter
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John McWhorter vs Chris Bryant

Birmingham could go bust: An interview with Gisela Stuart

Jay Elwes
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The city needs to make savings of £300,000 a day, says the Labour MP

How European are the British?

Peter Kellner
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Even Eurosceptics want to live on the continent

What if... France had not sold Louisiana?

Frank Cogliano
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The American republic might have collapsed, and the former colony might have re-joined the British Empire

Why are the British bad at maths?

David Tall
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Teaching methods are one reason—but the English language doesn’t help

Book review: Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

David Wolf
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Book review: Mirror, Mirror: The Uses and Abuses of Self-Love by Simon Blackburn

Hannah Dawson
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Self-obsession is now socially acceptable

Book review: The Reckoning by Jacob Soll

John Kay
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Book review: Eleanor Marx: A Life by Rachel Holmes

Maria Misra
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Book review: Roy Jenkins: A Well-Rounded Life by John Campbell

Peter Mandelson
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How would the “best prime minister we never had” have judged the record of New Labour? Positively.

Book review: Just Freedom by Philip Pettit

Jonathan Derbyshire
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Book review: Can’t and Won’t by Lydia Davis

Adam Kirsch
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Davis is one of the strangest and most original writers in the English language

Book Review: Updike by Adam Begley

Sam Tanenhaus
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John Updike has become unfashionable, but few writers have better captured the American character

Leith on life: A bit of a wally

Sam Leith
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Our love lives and our public lives alike are deeply shaped by the fear of embarrassment

Life of the mind: A theoretical defence

Anna Blundy
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Is training and knowledge of the theory a defence against being a “real” patient?

DIY Investor: Lessons in long-term thinking

Andy Davis
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Matters of taste: Comfort in ramen

Wendell Steavenson
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“A good bowl of ramen has no beginning or middle or end. When you eat it everything comes together.”

Wine: What’s in a vintage?

Barry Smith
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Beware the hyped vintages, seek out neighbouring vintages and learn what you need to know about how weather affects the grapes and the wines

Short story: Ivy Day in the Committee Room

Eimear McBride
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An exclusive new story by Eimear McBride, winner of the inaugural Goldsmiths Award

Editorial: World thinkers

Bronwen Maddox
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The way we were: European statesmen

Ian Irvine
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Extracts from memoirs and diaries

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