April 2016 issue of Prospect Magazine (#241)
Tony Blair transformed Britain, but he cared more about the limelight than the Labour...
Donald Trump's vows of vengeance against America's enemies could propel him to the White...
A 50/50 nation
Peter Wilson / March 24, 2016
Beset by problems, Europe needs more cooperation between countries not less
Tom Chatfield / March 24, 2016
A vision of the future
Colm Toibin / March 24, 2016
James Baldwin was told his novel about gay life in Paris would ruin his career....
Christopher de Bellaigue / March 22, 2016
Radicalisation is still happening—but out of sight
Laurence H Tribe / March 21, 2016
He still faces a lot of hurdles between here and the Oval Office
Stephen Glover / March 18, 2016
The newspaper has taken on hundreds more staff, but its grand digital gamble has not yet...
There is rising frustration with the EU, but the French remain believers—so far
Brexit poses real dangers to the UK's economic stability
Cigarette prices are rising but smokers are fighting back
After five thousand years of civilisation, "Sorry" seems to be the hardest word
Britain provides more intelligence to Europe than it gets back
Kate Hoey / March 11, 2016
The Chair of Labour Leave makes her case for leaving the EU—and against pessimism
Alexei Sayle / March 24, 2016
Get rid of traffic lights
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Extracts from memoirs and diaries
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Linda Woodhead , Lucy Winkett / March 24, 2016
The marriage of church and state has lasted five centuries, but is it now time for a...
Arts & Books
Miranda France / March 24, 2016
He was the first European character who questioned his own motives
Wendell Steavenson / March 24, 2016
Journey through falsehood
Allen Lane, £20 Four studies in the past 70 years have collected vast amounts of...
There is gold in Charles Taylor's new work on language—a pity it's so hard to find
Allen Lane, £20 A tapestry still hanging in Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire shows the...
Harvard University Press, £19.95 No one is immune from bias—but it’s amazing how...
Don DeLillo's satire on a futuristic "faith-based technology" is rigorously intellectual...
Faber, £14.99 Although primarily lauded for his original poems, the late Seamus...
Bloomsbury, £17.99 The 17th century was “the epoch in the history of the human...
Harvill Secker, £16.99 Tipped to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, Ismail Kadare,...
Chris Tilbury / March 24, 2016
Profile, £12.99 Many of us enjoy a flutter every now and then. It was estimated that...
Matthew Adams / March 24, 2016
OUP, £30 Stefan Collini’s latest book is a collection of essays on British literary...
Potatoes as earth, bacon as salt, cheese as milk; basic and warm
"There is so little demand for cash you have to pay someone to look after it for you"
Know when to invest—know when to drink
I am struggling to remember a year with a death toll like it. Then I realised it's not...