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David Goodhart

I was naturally keen to read the first issue of Standpoint, the new rival monthly to Prospect with a firm right-wing perspective. I came away feeling a mixture of jealousy and relief. The magazine has established an elegant template—it looks very handsome and it feels already as if it has been around for a long time. Daniel Johnson’s first editorial is certainly less gauche than mine was nearly 13 years ago in the first edition of Prospect. He makes much of Standpoint‘s intellectual affinity with the now defunct monthly Encounter—with 9/11 and the threat of radical Islam apparently…

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