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Issue 171

June 2010

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Democracy in danger

Joshua Kurlantzick Free entry
26th May 2010  —  Issue 171

In Thailand and elsewhere in the developing world, the middle classes have turned against political freedom

Interview: Peter Porter

Duncan Fallowell
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Before his death, the poet taked shop to Duncan Fallowell

The fight of his life

David Edmonds Free entry
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

How Labour MP Jon Cruddas held off the BNP

Coalition chic

Sam Leith
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

So what is the Lib-Con style?

What kind of World Cup?

David Goldblatt Free entry
24th May 2010  —  Issue 171

South Africa's tournament will not be like the last one in Germany. Nor should it be

The dustbin of art history

Ben Lewis Free entry
24th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Damien Hirst returns to the Tate Modern this spring. His execrable work represents the degeneration of modernism

Will power-sharing work?

Robert Hazell
24th May 2010  —  Issue 171

The Lib-Con project rests as much on the practicalities of power-sharing as on policy deals

How the Greeks broke Europe

Bronwen Maddox Free entry
23rd May 2010  —  Issue 171

Greece's entry into the Euro was a triumph of political will over economic reality. Enter the current crisis.

Neil Gaiman: the Prospect interview

Tom Chatfield Free entry
14th June 2010  —  Issue 171

The cult author discusses his new anthology, the art of the short story, the future of the author, what went wrong in the 1980s, and why life is always going to be stranger than fiction

Reclaiming football

Dave Boyle Free entry
9th June 2010  —  Issue 171

Supporters co-ops could rejuvenate the national sport

Zuma's people

Stephen Chan Free entry
3rd June 2010  —  Issue 171

Ahead of the World Cup, South Africa’s politics is in as dismal a state as its national football team

The age of dishonesty

Elizabeth Kirkwood Free entry
1st June 2010  —  Issue 171

David Laws' excuses over his expenses claims are only the latest example in a cultural epidemic of self-delusion

Why men hate Sex and the City

Laurie Penny Free entry
28th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Sexism in the City—against men

The coalition: cracks are already showing

Andrew Adonis
26th May 2010  —  Issue 171

The Lib-Con pact is riven with deep ideological faultlines

The problem with equality

Julian Baggini Free entry
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Does the lack of women in top political jobs matter?

The liberal zombie awakens

Richard Reeves Free entry
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Cameron's coalition offers a welcome political opportunity

The rise of the G5

Paul Collier
24th May 2010  —  Issue 171

The coming global order will see five big powers bullying the world into solving its problems

Winging it

Matt Ridley Free entry
24th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Why we need gamekeepers rather than nature reserves

Bad aid

Patta Scott-Villiers Free entry
24th May 2010  —  Issue 171

The government’s promise to up foreign aid risks pumping more cash into a broken system

Too much information

Philip Ball
26th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Mapping the genome has had limited impact for medicine

The triumph of the app

Tom Chatfield Free entry
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Here comes the iPad

Image of the month

Prospect
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

When galaxies collide

Going mental

Ahmed D Mohamed
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

We need better rules on lifestyle drugs

The month ahead

Anjana Ahuja
24th May 2010  —  Issue 171

The World Cup, truth and a feast in Cheltenham

Lab report

Philip Ball
20th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Ash and oil slicks—a fluid question

Sometimes, more is less

Alexander Linklater Free entry
26th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Christopher Hitchens's memoir is largely pointless and self-indulgent

The playboy and his muse

Joseph O'Connor Free entry
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

The secret lover of playwright JM Synge

Private view: candid camera

Nigel Warburton
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Whether the camera “lies” or not doesn’t make Tate Modern’s new exhibition of surreptitious photography any less arresting

The way we were: writers on air

Ian Irvine
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Writers and performers recall their first broadcasting experiences

Smallscreen: the TV election

Peter Bazalgette
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Many argued that the internet would be the key to the election. Instead, the leadership debates proved that television is still king

Performance notes: the Proms

Martin Kettle Free entry
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

They lack a grand theme—thankfully

Travels in Tinseltown

Mark Cousins
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Mark Cousins reports from LA

FiveBooks: James Purnell

Prospect
20th May 2010  —  Issue 171

A leading thinker recommends five books about their field of interest.

Words that think for us: transparency and accountability

Edward Skidelsky
20th May 2010  —  Issue 171

The loneliness of the long-distance driver

Sam Leith
20th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Jonathan Coe's state-of-the-nation novel is too contrived

Washington watch: rise of the red states

Renegade
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

People are moving to red states—which is bad news for Barack Obama and the Democrats

Brussels diary: anyone seen Ashton?

Manneken Pis
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Berlusconi’s role in the euro bailout, Ashton’s disappearing act and Mandy’s swansong

China cafe: traffic chaos

Mark Kitto
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

The official Chinese highway code has strict rules. It’s too bad no one obeys them

Letter from Moscow

Ben Judah
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Putin's tele-populism

If I ruled the world: stop the spongers!

James Hawes Free entry
24th May 2010  —  Issue 171

The emergency budget doesn't need to be too drastic—there's a whole generation of shameless spongers who should be forced into national service. And I don’t mean teenagers

Political notes: Labour's leadership

Anne McElvoy
20th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Labour’s to-do list: spring clean, find new leader (and policies), reposition party without alienating voters in the marginals

Crisis watch: taming wall street

Simon Johnson
20th May 2010  —  Issue 171

US lawmakers are realising that the financial sector must be reeled in

Matters of taste: South African cuisine

William Skidelsky
20th May 2010  —  Issue 171

There’s more to South African cuisine than biltong

Editorial

David Goodhart
26th May 2010  —  Issue 171

In prospect

Prospect recommends

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25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Six things to do this month

In fact

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25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Number cruncher

Stephen Nickell
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Fair pay saves lives

Diary

Prospect
25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Coalition conundrums

Letters

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25th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Dear Wilhemina

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20th May 2010  —  Issue 171

Prospect's agony aunt responds to readers' problems







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