May 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine (#254)
A former head of MI6 says that, though the White House commands our attention, Europe is...
Collapse may come swiftly—but will that leave the world any safer?
The upbeat new leader of the world's frailest state is banking on his deep connection...
The letter is sent, but the die is not cast. Britain could change course—and it might
Paul Hilder / April 7, 2017
Tangled in the web
London is building a new district where no local can afford to live
The Union has been in decline for decades. The root problem is not turbulent Scots, it is...
Will Brexit work as a recruiting sergeant to the cause of independence?
Learn from history, and plan for a practical, working divorce
Bryony Worthington / April 13, 2017
Despite Trump's bluster
Nesrine Malik / April 12, 2017
Under cover laws
Martha Gill / April 11, 2017
Brits want very different things. May can't please them all
Jennifer Coombs / April 11, 2017
Amid the sheep and battlefields of the Falklands, the diversity is a surprise
Alexander Betts / April 11, 2017
Separate safe havens from the migration debate, and the practical answers become clear
Richard Harrington / April 11, 2017
"It is estimated that an extra £17bn a year will have been saved through auto-enrolment"
Josephine Cumbo / April 11, 2017
"The government has so far shown little desire to step up to a more muscular approach if...
Jared Bernstein / April 10, 2017
They'll never lay this demon to rest
Denis MacShane / April 10, 2017
Division, disruption and demons past
Tom Clark / April 13, 2017
"We may be approaching the end of days where 'British history' is concerned"
Sayeeda Warsi / April 13, 2017
Set up a national cultural exchange scheme
Jeremy says it is racing away. Theresa says it is falling. They can't both be right, and...
Ian Irvine / April 13, 2017
Extracts from memoirs and diaries
"We do not distribute the results of our work in an equitable way"
Plaster heads and grand canals
There’s no shortage of performances marking Monteverdi’s 450th anniversary
"Join workshops and try some hands-on activities"
John Harris, Victoria Segal / April 10, 2017
Two contributors battle it out
Arts & Books
Miranda France / April 13, 2017
Novelists searching for clues on tackling the US president should revisit the preening...
Sophie Marquand / April 13, 2017
"A captivating exploration of humanity’s journey toward self-transcendence"
Manjit Kumar / April 13, 2017
"Lewis paints a vivid portrait of the life and times of a man of many talents"
A gripping and very funny account of the newspaper reveals its brutal brilliance
Giles Fraser / April 12, 2017
But we shouldn't all turn back to Rome
We are seeing not “the radicalisation of Islam but the Islamisation of radicalism”
Ian Irvine / April 12, 2017
Clarke "shows how the experience of the First World War transformed the laissez-faire...
Saul David / April 12, 2017
"Civil wars cost an estimated $123bn a year, last four times longer than conventional...
Ivan Hewett / April 11, 2017
He is the most gifted British composer of his time, but his love of musical extremes...
"When we are sealed off in 'information cocoons,' to use Sunstein’s phrase, our...
"A sequel to The Scramble for China, Robert Bickers’s new book offers a history of...
Some patients, I know, imagine indifference in a therapist just doing the job. The...
"Here, I thought, is a whole subcategory of vocabulary"
"Centuries ago, date wine was consumed in the Middle East by those who could not afford...