January 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine (#250)
Anna Blundy / December 14, 2016
Every diarist turns a new page at new year, which is when the Restoration's chronicler...
Motherland and apple pie
Chris Bickerton / December 13, 2016
Across a continent, there is a void between governments and their citizens. Ignoring this...
America's political rot is infecting the world order. This could be as big as the Soviet...
Adam Tooze / December 13, 2016
1917 opened a trapdoor to the future, less because of the Russian Revolution than because...
Britain risks sundering itself from its neighbours, and Europe is in trouble too. We...
Sam Macrory / December 12, 2016
Banks has gone from Ukip donor to Trump tower. Now he wants to use his money to turn the...
Richard Martyn-Hemphill / December 15, 2016
The Baltic states view the Trump White House with justified fear
Tom Watson / December 14, 2016
Robots will soon be moving in on the professions
Alison Wolf / December 14, 2016
A thousand wasteful weeds are set to bloom in Jo Johnson's HERB garden
Alex Dean / December 13, 2016
But Ken Clarke has it in abundance
Soumaya Keynes / December 12, 2016
New faces, old priorities
Bill Emmott / December 12, 2016
Italy's Five Star Movement has crushed a PM. It shouldn't be ignored
Tony Hall / December 7, 2016
In a post-truth world, there is a hankering to hear from a trusted voice
The report on “opportunity and integration” lacks rigour
Tom Clark / December 15, 2016
Our Editor Tom Clark on this electric shock of a year—and what comes next
Erin Pizzey / December 15, 2016
The pioneer of women's refuges answers 11 questions
The shows to see
Our writer's top picks
Three picks for your Christmas break
Anjana Ahuja / December 15, 2016
"Our relationship to other creatures is narrated with characteristic Wellcome quirkiness"
Extracts from memoirs and diaries
Peter Tatchell, Malcolm Rifkind / December 14, 2016
Peter Tatchell and Malcolm Rifkind battle it out
Jeremy Paxman / December 14, 2016
Make voting compulsory—and promote thoughtfulness
The Romantic Tradition—and Hull
Alexandra Coghlan / December 14, 2016
The cello is the soul of the orchestra, and at King's Place it steps into the spotlight
Carl Emmerson / December 12, 2016
Theresa May has ditched George Osborne's plan for a surplus, but is still planning a...
Arts & Books
Find all the pieces from our new supplement here
Peter Hobbs / December 15, 2016
"It's about the kind of deaths that happen while we're alive, our half-lives and our...
American novelists are doing a brilliant job engaging with politics. Their British...
"Her ear for dialogue and emotional nuance is sharp, her tone never slipping from a...
"Atwood is never less than readable, and she sustains her fantasy with gallant ingenuity."
An engrossing dissection of the "coloured aristocracy"
Lucinda Smyth / December 15, 2016
"This is Patchett’s most ambitious novel to date, yet it is a surprisingly quick read,...
Ian Irvine / December 14, 2016
"Robert Irwin’s latest novel has much in common with Game of Thrones."
Rachel Holmes / December 14, 2016
A delightful history of early socialist pioneers
Peter Robins / December 14, 2016
"Selection Day is a more interesting and less comfortable construction than that summary...
Jennifer Sheehy-Skeffington / December 14, 2016
When should governments intervene?
Forget the romantic nostalgia—British rule in India was chaotic, exploitative and cruel
Arifa Akbar / December 14, 2016
"The Dark Circle wears various disguises. It is a post-war novel which might be...
Houman Barekat / December 14, 2016
Days Without End is told in a realistic folk-yarn vernacular that blends pidgin grammar...
Alex Hacillo / December 14, 2016
Bernie Sanders' book is part memoir, part campaign diary and part political manifesto
Anthony Cummins / December 14, 2016
Driven by a scalding sense of injustice, this sensitive but uneven historical novel...
Patrick Alexander / December 14, 2016
How are schools in different countries achieving academic success?
Miranda France / December 14, 2016
The divide between the "two cultures" is worsening
Jon Cruddas / December 14, 2016
Liberalism is leading to a crisis of our humanity
Exit, pursued by a bus
Vicky Pryce / December 13, 2016
The failings of the civil service
DJ Taylor / December 13, 2016
His entertaining diaries are almost spoiled by his tireless complaining
Tim Martin / December 12, 2016
Before man-sized insects and ghastly bureaucratic punishments, he had rather different...
The building blocks of Trump-speak are not nouns and verbs
"What we eat in our childhoods becomes part of us, folded up in our memories and...
If the government wants to change the nature of the private rental market, it needs to...
What does it mean to be an expert, and who are the monolithic public set up in opposition...
Anna Blundy / December 14, 2016
"Marmite set me thinking about the tyranny of mental health—and how we seem to regard...