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Issue 164

Issue 164

November 2009

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So, what's the big plan?

Philip Bobbitt Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

One year on, Obama's foreign policy seems to be vacillating—allies both at home and abroad are proving uncooperative

Writing is a team sport in the US

Kabir Chibber Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Interview with the co-creator of The Wire

Eleven days in December

Sam Knight Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Meet the insiders at the Copenhagen summit

The Prospect interview: Ed Miliband

Oliver Morton Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

The new Labour leader talking to Prospect in late 2009

A house of sorrow and secrets

Julie Burchill Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Althorp, family seat of the Spencers and Princess Diana's final resting place, is a monument to family treachery and the casual cruelty of the upper classes

Twenty years in the making

Anne McElvoy
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Despite the lingering sense that east Germans are second-class citizens, the former GDR has come an amazingly long way

How to really hug a hoodie

Gavin Knight Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Could reasoning with gang members be the best way to stop chaos on the streets?

Why Britain can't do The Wire

Peter Jukes Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

British television drama is controlled by a stifling monopoly—the BBC

How power changed a president

James Crabtree Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

A year after his election, Obama's promise of change remains unfulfilled, and his country as divided as ever. But he could yet be great

Dying to belong

Philippa Stroud Free entry
13th November 2009  —  Issue 164

We are losing a generation of young people to gang violence. An incoming Tory government will have to start from scratch if it is going to make a difference

Is Microsoft opening up at last?

Paul Anderson Free entry
30th October 2009  —  Issue 164

The software giant has suddenly begun to embrace its rivals' free-to-use software. What's really going on here?

Is Britain's future renewable?

Lewis Smith Free entry
28th October 2009  —  Issue 164

The financial crisis has cast a shadow over the future of Britain's renewable energy industry

Hungary's house of terror

Dan Hancox Free entry
27th October 2009  —  Issue 164

Hungary's public arraignment of its 20th-century crimes marks it out from the rest of Europe. But remembering the past can be divisive

Why we should laugh at the BNP

Mary Fitzgerald Free entry
23rd October 2009  —  Issue 164

Interviewing Nick Griffin is not easy. But Question Time could have done better

A load of greenwash

Dick Taverne Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Eco-warriors may think they're saving the planet, but are they actually harming it?

How not to take on climate change deniers

Gregory Norminton Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

When asked to debate global warming at St Andrews, I was delighted. Unfortunately, my opponents turned me into a bug-eyed fanatic

A green way to die

Elizabeth Kirkwood Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

The very latest eco-must have: an environmentally-friendly funeral

Does the Copenhagen conference matter?

Various Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

James Lovelock, Bjorn Lomborg, Zac Goldsmith and other scientists, politicians and negotiators argue about why the climate change summit is important

A farewell to arms

Lewis Page Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

As defence company BAE announces its plan to axe 1000 jobs, Lewis Page argues that such cuts are essential to protecting Britain’s armed forces.

How we got the Soviets wrong

Peregrine Worsthorne Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

We overestimated the charms of Marxism

Suffrage, but not for me

Kitty Fitzgerald
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Why didn't Gertrude Bell back votes for women?

Why Turner is right

John Eatwell
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Financial markets need a transactions tax

Enlightened self-interest

Isabel Hilton
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

The world’s fastest developing countries are doing more about climate change than we think

Burden-sharing made simple

Vijay Joshi
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Who should foot the bill for saving the planet?

Remember Netscape, Bill?

Elizabeth Pisani Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Rich philanthropists should take more risks

Temperature: where is the tipping point?

Sam Knight Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Emissions are a cumulative game

A mountain to climb

Damian Kahya Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Can we capture and bury carbon emissions?

The human time bomb

Alex Renton Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

To cut emissions we have to curb world population. So why isn’t this Copenhagen’s top priority?

Through a story, darkly

Julie Myerson Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

The dangerous borderlands that lie between fiction and memoir

Who's afraid of the avant-garde?

Philip Ball Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Why we "get" modern art but not avant-garde music

The bestselling persuaders

Tom Chatfield Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Behavioural economics is wearing a little thin

Imagine there's no Stalin

Victor Sebestyen
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

What would have happened had Trotsky led the Soviet Union

Smallscreen

Peter Bazalgette
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Crime programmes are going gruesome

Performance notes

Martin Kettle
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Domingo's ambition

Private view

Ben Lewis
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Frank Auerbach

The first summer

Danny Kruger
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

An ex-offender's life

Widescreen: The First Movie

Mark Cousins
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Fresh from winning the Prix Italia for best arts documentary, Mark Cousins' account of bringing cinema to Iraqi children hits screens on Oct 1st. Here he writes to a future star of Kurdish film

The way we were

Ian Irvine Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Strange meetings

Washington Watch

Renegade
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

The new Newt Gingrich

Brussels diary

Manneken Pis
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Lisbon wrangling

China café

Mark Kitto
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Muted 60th celebrations

Political notes

David Goodhart Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Declining again

Sporting life

David Goldblatt
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Defending defence

Dear Wilhemina

Wilhemina
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

My partner's like Alan Partridge's dad

If I ruled the world

Sam Leith Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Let's have your organs

Word of the month

Tom Chatfield Free entry
23rd October 2009  —  Issue 164

Dingbat

Editorial

David Goodhart Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

In Prospect

Prospect recommends

Prospect
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

In fact

Prospect Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Turn your world upside down

Number cruncher

Stephen Nickell Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

On the resource curse

Everyday philosophy

Nigel Warburton Free entry
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

On old age

Dr Pangloss

Brian Eno
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

The death of theory

Diary

Prospect
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164

Cut Parliament in half

Letters

Prospect
21st October 2009  —  Issue 164







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