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Issue 172

Issue 172

July 2010

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Afghanistan: what are we fighting for?

Prospect Free entry
30th June 2010  —  Issue 172

A Prospect panel in conversation with Britan's top soldier Sir David Richards on the future of warfare

Germany's withdrawal symptoms

Hans Kundnani Free entry
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Angela Merkel faces a tough test as Germany goes to the polls. The country seems more inward-looking and nationalistic since the euro crisis. But this shift is both more subtle and not as recent as it appears

Losing our minds to the web

Evgeny Morozov Free entry
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

A new American book claims that the internet is damaging our ability to think. But the web's real dangers lie elsewhere

Who are the Liberal Democrats?

James Crabtree Free entry
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

After the Lib Dems' pasting in the polls, the party needs to reconcile its ideological tensions

Growing pains

Katharine Quarmby
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

Allotments were once the preserve of the working class. But now the middle class is encroaching

Why we need the Daily Mirror

Cliff North Free entry
16th July 2010  —  Issue 172

The original paper of the left-wing working class needs to be rescued

Why France is banning the veil

Ruth Harris Free entry
14th July 2010  —  Issue 172

Religion and state are clashing again

Could the media save Afghanistan?

Gordon Adam Free entry
7th July 2010  —  Issue 172

The US has an excellent chance to get people engaged

Prospect's World Cup 2010 blog

Prospect Free entry
2nd July 2010  —  Issue 172

Introducing Prospect's World Cup blog from South Africa

Why Ethiopia is not the voice of Africa

M G Zimeta Free entry
30th June 2010  —  Issue 172

Africa could be much better represented by other countries on the world stage

How to live with the Iranian bomb

David Patrikarakos Free entry
30th June 2010  —  Issue 172

America could benefit from a nuclear Iran

Murdoch is right

Joy Lo Dico Free entry
23rd June 2010  —  Issue 172

If we value good journalism, why don’t we pay for it online?

Don't blame the hedgies

Jonathan Ford
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Billionaire hedge-fund managers didn’t cause the crisis, so tougher regulation would be a mistake

Life after Griffin

Matthew Goodwin Free entry
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

The future is still bright for the far right

Make them work longer

Tim Leunig Free entry
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Public-sector workers should retire later

Image of the month

Prospect
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

The elephant in the womb

Lab report

Philip Ball
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Venting about Venter

How the beat goes on

Philip Ball
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

The mysterious art of keeping time

Giving people what they want

Sophie Petit-Zeman
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Want to know which treatments work best? Try asking patients

The month ahead

Anjana Ahuja
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

New media activists, drugs and gene songs

An answer to the oil crisis?

Philip Hunter Free entry
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

Microalgae could be the world's new source of energy

Claire Denis on filmmaking and feminism

Hermione Eyre Free entry
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

An interview with French film director Claire Denis

Writers without borders: in conversation with Per Wästberg

Tom Chatfield Free entry
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

Per Wästberg on chairing the Nobel prize for literature

Cultural notebook: the disadvantages of privacy

Sam Leith
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

The end of the inner life

Go figure!

Ian Stewart
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

A passionate, witty new book—about mathematics

A man for all seasons

AC Grayling Free entry
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

A fine biography on Montaigne should win him new admirers

Smallscreen: TV on demand

Peter Bazalgette
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

What is the internet doing to TV?

As clear as mud

Jonathan Rée
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

Does our ability to see colours depend on language

Stage directions: open-air theatre

Michael Coveney
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

Outdoor performances draw on theatre's roots

Words that think for us: "liberal"

Edward Skidelsky
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

Edward Skidelsky exposes abuses of language

The way we were: duel action

Ian Irvine
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

Performance notes: Billy Budd

Martin Kettle
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

Reviving Glyndebourne

Save as Many as you Ruin

Simon Van Booy
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

New short fiction

Dr Pangloss: the importance of being naked

Tom Chatfield
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Everyday philosophy: holiday readings

Nigel Warburton
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Number cruncher: Labour's poor predictions

Stephen Nickell
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Washington watch

Renegade
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

There’ll be a slew of female Republican candidates in the midterms—but will they win?

Brussels diary

Manneken Pis
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Ashdown's job search

China café: "no swimming"

Mark Kitto
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Swimming is forbidden. But the Chinese have a different attitude to rules

Letter from Dublin

Colin Murphy
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Zombie hotels

Letter from Chemnitz

William Cook
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Karl Marx's city

If I ruled the world: mirror tax

James Hawes
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

It would be fiscally—and morally—expedient

Political notes: the alternative vote

Anne McElvoy Free entry
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

The proposed electoral reform just isn't worth it

Crisis watch: still too big to fail

Simon Johnson
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

Deep flaws remain in the financial system

Sporting life: the FA's troubles

David Goldblatt
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

Football's governing body is hopeless

Editorial

David Goodhart
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

A more modest country

Prospect recommends

Prospect
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Six things to do this month

Diary

Prospect
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Labour leadership, Sarko the piglet, and the world's most incompetent terrorists

In fact

Prospect
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Letters

Prospect
22nd June 2010  —  Issue 172

Dear Wilhemina

Prospect
21st June 2010  —  Issue 172

Should I expose a literary cheat?







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