How a little-known benefactor established an academic series of immeasurable value
He's been deemed the philosopher for our post-truth age. But is he really?
Stefan Stern / October 27, 2020
Trump sought to undermine the foundations of civil society. But no onslaught of deceit...
Tony Yates / October 27, 2020
Money does not work how you might think
Across government we are pushing to equip workers for the modern world
Jonathan Portes / October 26, 2020
The government must now adjust to the reality of the economic position
Covid-19 has shown some of the limitations of the lauded intellectual's philosophy,...
Greer was and is far from perfect—but the Female Eunuch, published fifty years ago,...
Once revered in the Middle East as a defiant force against Israel, the actions of the...
Will the wave of Covid-19 care home deaths finally jolt us into grappling with the way we...
Extremes on right and left are attacking our museums. We need to defend them says V&A...
Got a spare moment? Try to crack our enigma
Cultural conflict threatens to tear the US apart and the UK is not immune. A descent into...
Does this woman fully understand the humorous dimension of her remarks?
Secret Barrister: “make legal aid universally available for anybody charged with a criminal offence”
Prospect Team / October 6, 2020
The lawyer and author also tells Prospect they "always wanted to be a comedy writer"
Is a new civil war brewing in the US regardless of the result of November's election? Can Tim Davie save the BBC from government attacks? Plus: How can museums acknowledge the sins of the past while keeping faith with trusted institutions?
Twenty-five years on from Prospect's first issue, the world is a very different place. In 1995, the spread of democracy seemed inevitable but now it is under threat on many fronts. In this issue, Samira Shackle reports on Hungary's slide into autocracy under Victor Orbán. We also interview George Soros and Dahlia Lithwick reports on how Trump is trying to twist the voting system to his own advantage.
Who are the top 50 world thinkers shaping the age of Covid-19? See the list and vote for who you think should take the top prize. Also, Miranda France argues that we should stay friends with people we disagree with, while Sarah Churchwell suggests that the felling of statues is not about destroying the past but challenging the myths of white supremacy.
The US’s poor performance in tackling Covid-19 versus China’s apparent success in locking it down has led some to believe that the liberal model can never be as effective as an authoritarian one. But there’s plenty in liberal democracy still worth fighting for, argues Steve Bloomfield.