November 2013 issue of Prospect Magazine (#212)
Under the current two-party political system, America is essentially ungovernable
Former civil servants give their view on the case for reform
The Conservatives were not always so unpopular in the north of England—can they win it...
The Royal Academy’s new exhibition shows how little Brits know about Australian art
How could Europe’s leaders have “allowed the First World War to happen, then...
The competence and purpose of the civil service is under scrutiny
Alan Greenspan appears to have learnt nothing from his time at the top of the Fed
Afghanistan is a contest of stamina between the US Congress and the Taliban
Prospect’s counter-factual column
AC Grayling Vs Emily Thornberry
It’s a bleak portrait that George Packer presents of the United States (p20), crippled...
Nobody should have an unfair advantage
Science and Technology
Arts & Books
A new biography of François Mitterrand shows how a man from a right-wing bourgeois...
What Bath was to Austen, or Paris to Balzac, Willesden is to Zadie Smith
When Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837, Britain was on the brink of unrest. Forty...
Perry Anderson takes aim at the abiding cliché of contemporary commentary on India
Latin might be classified as a long-dead language—but this work reminds us that no one...
A new book about Philip Roth shows that his achievement has been to wring so many great...
Alexander McCall Smith on the profound ways Auden has influenced his life