July 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine (#256)
Piers Brendon / June 22, 2017
New films about the Second World War peddle fantasies of national greatness—and capture...
Shiv Malik / June 21, 2017
No party can ignore the concerns of the young—they're angry and now they're voting
Be careful what you wish for: the smooth ideologue is next in line if Trump falls
Paul Wallace / June 21, 2017
All election talk was about a government that did big things. But are such ambitions...
David Berry / June 20, 2017
And in doing so, challenged the social exclusivity of private tennis clubs
Gus O'Donnell / June 20, 2017
A mandarin speaks truth to power about life after a majority
The dilemma she failed to resolve about the Conservative Party will now haunt it for a...
Greece had no choice but to fold when the EU united against it—a precedent the UK's...
Dexter Dias / June 20, 2017
Winning the war within
Chris Hanretty / June 19, 2017
Despite the near-irrelevancy of social democratic parties elsewhere in Europe
Steve Richards / June 19, 2017
How the loser won
Julian Glover / June 15, 2017
Theresa May, it seems, doesn't do ideas—but there are concepts the party must take on...
Yuan Ren / June 21, 2017
War of the wallet
Hugo Dixon / June 19, 2017
Even as negotiations begin, Brexit could still be mitigated—or even stopped completely
Gary Younge / June 16, 2017
Few predicted the result—but the media's brazen dismissal of different possibilities...
May is taking a risk by making the debate about ideology. Instead, we should look at...
Faced with a potential putsch, Farron leaves behind a party which faces a long fight
Andy Pollak / June 13, 2017
Just because the party has laboured hard to modernise does not mean Theresa May will find...
Bryony Worthington / June 13, 2017
We need global leaders capable of interpreting science, nurturing innovation and building...
Tom Clark / June 22, 2017
Prospect editor Tom Clark on Election 2017—and how the writers in our new issue make...
Anjana Ahuja / June 22, 2017
One new exhibition sheds light on the fate that befell John Franklin after he vanished...
The must-see operas
Ian Irvine / June 21, 2017
"It is quite difficult to describe how miserable I feel"
"I'd make sure there is free LSD available for all courageous adolescents": if Carlo Rovelli ruled the world
Carlo Rovelli / June 21, 2017
Also: ban armies. And schools.
Alexandra Coghlan / June 21, 2017
Mark these dates in your diaries
Francine Stock / June 21, 2017
One of these films offers a provocative new angle on media tactics in war; another is a...
The 11th edition of Prospect's monthly podcast
"Our planet is getting worse—and fast": Naomi Klein on Trump, Lennon, and the last book that made her cry
Prospect Team / June 20, 2017
"When the system on which life depends starts to collapse, all other problems fit inside...
Emma Crichton-Miller / June 20, 2017
The best exhibitions in July, from London to Edinburgh
Michael Coveney / June 20, 2017
You won't want to miss these plays, all on in the coming weeks
Stephen Fisher / June 20, 2017
8th June defied expectations—and unfolded in very different ways in different kinds of...
Arts & Books
Robert Douglas-Fairhurst / June 22, 2017
The capital has always been a place of liberation for the gay community. But as the old...
Minoo Dinshaw / June 22, 2017
Thomas Dilworth on an artist who has slipped through the floorboards of history—who he...
Chris Moss / June 22, 2017
Reading this novel, one drifts along happily on Tokarczuk's flights of fancy, as her...
Two new books explore how surgeons must be resolute and merciless
Ian Sansom / June 21, 2017
And with it, Self guns for literary immortality
"Radical and refreshing." Review—Mona Lisa: The People and the Painting by Martin Kemp and Giuseppe Pallanti
Alastair Smart / June 21, 2017
The sober truth about the Mona Lisa’s origins is explored in this new book
Ian Irvine / June 21, 2017
This new book about hegemony provides "withering analysis," and asks: how much is...
Jay Elwes / June 21, 2017
This startlingly vivid book about the British men who ended up working for Hitler is...
We've always had to fight for facts—but it's particularly important right now
Sameer Rahim / June 20, 2017
This quick-fire response to the rise of Donald Trump could become a rallying point for...
Fiona Mactaggart / June 20, 2017
Inequality is the defining and destructive characteristic of British society today,...
The faculty "doesn't work like we want it to." Review: The Enigma of Reason by Hugo Mercier and Dan Sperber
Alex Dean / June 20, 2017
Reason is more likely to confirm things that we want to be true, or which we already...
The icons aren't just for kids: over 90 per cent of the world’s internet users make use...
This year, English winegrowers suffered one of their worst spring frosts. Despite the...
Crucially, that doesn't stop them being able to do their jobs well
Technology invented to kill people could help alleviate hunger in conflict