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By Tom Chatfield  

Many of us, from time to time, find our professional worlds summed into a sentence or two—something that borders on a contradiction in terms for magazines devoted to in-depth intellectual discussion. At Prospect, we settle for “Politics, Essays, Argument” on the print edition, although “Britain’s intelligent conversation” can be found elsewhere. Fairly inoffensive and, in my opinion, fairly descriptive (and an improvement on such past delights as “an international mind and an international readership”). But what of the opposition?

The New Statesman opt for the visionary “Expand your mind, change your world,” while Time more modestly suggest that “Understanding comes…

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