February 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine (#251)
Duncan Bell / January 19, 2017
Having cut Britain adrift of Europe, Brexiters are indulging in an old fantasy about a...
Melissa Deckman / January 19, 2017
Despite his boorish chauvinism, Trump won with the backing of the majority of white woman...
Matthew Harries / January 18, 2017
Nuclear disarmament agreements haven't worked. Is there another solution?
The ballot box is under pressure in many parts of the world, as two new books attest....
They have slowly become the new normal. But in 5,000 years of data they stand out as an...
Jay Elwes / January 16, 2017
"American life has always had this kind of moronic inferno quality to it"
John Kay / January 16, 2017
Not as much as Michael Lewis thinks
One day, the war in Syria will end and its society will have to rebuild. The stories of...
Luke Harding / January 13, 2017
Vladimir Putin has exposed democracy's technical frailty—all the way to the White House
The country plainly needs to change. So hear me out on a gloriously revolutionary...
Mary Dejevsky / January 18, 2017
A 1939 leaflet gave displaced Jews unflinching advice. It contained lessons for today
Alev Scott / January 18, 2017
Terror attacks—like the one on the Reina nightclub—shock. But the authorities are...
Rob Sharp / January 17, 2017
Activists in Hungary are coming up with creative ways to challenge their Prime Minister
Desmond King and Rogers Smith / January 16, 2017
Suppressing Democratic turnout has become a Republican specialty
Gaby Hinsliff / January 16, 2017
Her reputation for dithering is sexist. She knows what she wants—but she ain't telling
Tom Clark / January 19, 2017
An elitist assault on people power is on the way. It must be resisted
The Science Museum's blockbuster robot exhibition
Tim Bale, Monica Poletti and Paul Webb / January 19, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn has doubled Labour's membership—a striking achievement. But it might not...
Jonathan Miller's Rigoletto defies the passage of time
“The liver as drunks will endlessly tell you is the only organ to regenerate itself"
Susie Orbach , Michael Mosley / January 17, 2017
Two panelists battle it out
"Don't worry so much. Things will turn out OK."
Thomas Friedman / January 17, 2017
I would issue the following royal edicts...
In the US presidential election of 1860, Abraham Lincoln earned only 39 per cent of the...
Arts & Books
"What Oz has mastered in form, he has since lost in intensity"
Whatever style he pursues, Hockney creates abundant and inquisitive art
JP O'Malley / January 19, 2017
Conradi’s narrative manages to tell a complex story—with a much-needed sense of...
"Stubbs’s Swift emerges as a vastly larger and more complex figure than the myths allow"
William Skidelsky / January 18, 2017
"Insofar as he posits a theory on the quality that most “hits” share, it is that they...
Rachel Holmes / January 18, 2017
Reeves has done Alice Bacon proud
Two new films probe the existential angst of space travel and the alien other. They take...
"The arguments will appear to many readers as refreshingly common sense"
Houman Barekat / January 17, 2017
An exploration of the mid-19th-century intellectual milieu that shaped Lewis Carroll’s...
David Patrikarakos / January 17, 2017
"At the heart of every-thing stands one question: what should public media in the 21st...
Stefan Collini / January 17, 2017
Pankaj Mishra's breathless attempt to root the political anger engulfing the world in the...
"We can shuffle portfolios of shares, bonds and funds in a second, but managing cash, the...
Why should we still favour cork as a closure?
"I know this all sounds like minor stuff, but, given where we started, it’s huge."
"Sam Bompas and Harry Parr were schoolfriends who had an idea in their 20s to make jelly...