Latest Issue

Today’s top links

By Susha  

Bogus trends. Jack Shafer writes Slate’s “press box” media criticism column, and he’s the scourge of lazy journalists everywhere. In this post, he dismantles a recent New York Times article which claims that e-commerce has peaked.

The world’s best untranslated novels. I rather dread the “summer reading” lists that appear at this time of year, since they always add a few more books to my own “must read” pile, which I’m unlikely ever to finish unless scientists dramatically extend the human lifespan. But that’s what’s so great about this list—there’s no way that I’ll be able to read any of…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect