After five and a half years as Editor, I am stepping downby Bronwen Maddox / June 20, 2016 / Leave a comment
Published in July 2016 issue of Prospect Magazine
This is the last editorial I’ll write at Prospect; I am stepping down as Editor after five and a half years. It’s been a privilege to edit the magazine, and at such a febrile time in the world, a fascinating and absorbing pleasure.
We live in excessively interesting times, to appropriate the phrase. The European Union referendum is the turning point of a generation, as George Osborne writes in this issue; Anatole Kaletsky spells out why Brexit is only one of three shocks that could turn comparative stability into global turmoil. The report of the Chilcot inquiry into Iraq will follow a fortnight later; while a review of a historical controversy it will also have huge impact on views of Tony Blair and of Britain’s capacity for military action in the future. In our cover story I give my view of the implications, drawing on my recent long interview with Blair.