April 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine (#253)
The planting of a "Golden Turd" in the heart of the city reveals grotesquely skewed...
He crashed in Stoke. But a sharper operator could still revive the northern right
Lisa Nandy / March 14, 2017
No organisational wheeze will rescue my party. But a determined agenda to tackle...
It has always been part of financial markets, from their origins in 17th-century coffee...
Alexievich's ear for the testimony of war and hardship made her a Nobel laureate. In a...
Freya Johnston / March 13, 2017
Tory or radical, prude or saucepot—there have been many Jane Austens down the ages. But...
Marine Le Pen is frighteningly close to making the unthinkable happen in France
Since its birth, the NHS has periodically seen off financial crises, charges of...
John Curtice / March 10, 2017
Ross McKibbin goes too far
Ross McKibbin / March 10, 2017
Labour's problems are far deeper than Jeremy Corbyn, tracing back to the mid-20th...
Duncan Weldon / March 16, 2017
Learn to love a robot
Crispin Blunt / March 16, 2017
We can no longer assume that London and Washington agree on Moscow
Joris Luyendijk / March 14, 2017
Loathing has long lurked beneath the surface of the liberal Dutch culture
Tuscany's Chinatown is shrugging off the slump, but integration remains a challenge
Tom Clark / March 16, 2017
Political parties can and do die. The Whigs of the 19th-century United States and the...
David Aaronovitch , Richard Seymour / March 16, 2017
Two contributors battle it out
Extracts from memoirs and diaries
Deborah Levy / March 16, 2017
Feminism, climate change—and swimming pools
Gilbert and Sullivan—and a double dose of Bluebeard
Can we use our scientific understanding of the brain to change how teachers teach and how...
The movies to see in April
David Blanchflower / March 15, 2017
If you're baffled by Trump's rise take a look at the grim realities of American working...
From Queer British Art to Gillian Ayres
The works worth hearing
Arts & Books
Lincoln in the Bardo has won the 2017 Man Booker prize. In Prospect's review from March,...
Julian Baggini / March 16, 2017
Words turned our brains into minds, and got us hung up on the ghost in the machine. But a...
Tanjil Rashid / March 16, 2017
"Kapka Kassabova is no stranger to borders—to crossing them, and to the estrangement...
Rafia Zakaria / March 16, 2017
"Hamid’s novel is a lyrical and timely tale, its aphoristic prose almost biblical in...
This well-written micro-biography of Ezra Pound explores the boundary between madness and...
"Taste and flavour are not just about what we put in our mouth"
Yohann Koshy / March 15, 2017
The Caribbean is, Jelly-Schapiro contends, at the centre of modernity—not the periphery
Helm runs through multiple policy failures on the road to the beginning of the end of the...
Israel's gruff soldier-statesman was the last best hope for peace
The great philosopher's final work is rigorous and lucid
Fran Boait / March 14, 2017
People serve the financial system—it should be the other way round
"Tinned fish is transforming itself from a cupboard staple into an upmarket appetiser"
"An influential translator can be the midwife to a whole canon or, for that matter, a...
The attractions of Lifetime ISAs are obvious—but there are drawbacks, too
"Diagnosis is comforting, mainly for the diagnoser"