September 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine (#258)
Steve Bloomfield / August 17, 2017
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau turns up at the airport to greet refugees as “new...
Ireland, north and south, is facing a border crisis. What is now a boundary between two...
Andrew Brown / August 15, 2017
Know your country—and know your history
Emily Andrews / August 15, 2017
Constitutional monarchs need to know when to shut up. After a lifetime of waiting, is the...
Kati Krause / August 15, 2017
She sells her strengths abroad, but weaponises her blandness at home
Nick Cohen / August 14, 2017
Now that I am sober, I see that we are too tolerant of alcoholism and too indifferent to...
Peter Tatchell / August 14, 2017
Queer freedom is an unstoppable global trend. It knows no borders
Toni Morrison / August 11, 2017
We aren’t born prejudiced in the womb but learn to treat strangers differently by...
John Lloyd / August 12, 2017
Authoritarian leaders around the world are increasingly confident of their rule
Brian Klaas / August 11, 2017
He is no ordinary President. Europe shouldn’t treat him like one
Lucinda Elliott / August 11, 2017
Maduro can only be brought down from within
Hannah Jane Parkinson / August 11, 2017
Amber Rudd insists that she knows best, ignoring all advice from those in the field. In a...
Robert Skidelsky / August 8, 2017
Investment can benefit society and help stabilise the economy. A separate capital budget,...
Ahir Shah / August 7, 2017
Trump and Brexit have shocked—but we can't discount the possibility humanity is making...
Tom Clark / August 17, 2017
We must open an overdue debate on the constitution—and whether we want a monarchy at all
The British Science Festival comes to Brighton
Alexandra Coghlan / August 16, 2017
Upcoming performances by pianist Lucy Parham, composer Sally Beamish and poet David...
Neil Norman / August 16, 2017
Leeds, London and Birmingham all host what promise to be great performances
Emma Crichton-Miller / August 15, 2017
Concrete casts, expressionism, and something a little bit different
Michael Coveney / August 15, 2017
Political thrillers and old classics
Ian Irvine / August 12, 2017
From DH Lawrence to Diana Cooper, extracts from memoirs
Jonathan Portes / August 11, 2017
Contrary to the popular myth, European workers aren't just baristas and fruit-pickers
Francine Stock / August 11, 2017
From thrillers to award-winning documentaries, the films deserving of your attention
Stephen Whittle, John Milbank / August 11, 2017
Stephen Whittle says yes, John Milbank says no
"Complacency enables every evil"—chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov on morality, time machines, and giving back to the game
Prospect Team / August 11, 2017
"I believe that most people have a good moral centre and would do the right thing, if...
Prospect Team / August 10, 2017
Put your brain to the test: Puzzles and Enigmas by Barry R Clarke, issue 258
Prospect Team / August 10, 2017
Arts & Books
Sameer Rahim / August 17, 2017
Hill, a great poet, passed away one year ago. Goodman talks to Sameer Rahim about coming...
Jay Elwes / August 17, 2017
The central insight of David Birch's "Before Babylon" is that money is essentially a...
Rana Mitter / August 16, 2017
According to two new books, a crunch point could come soon. Neither gives much cheer to...
Hashi Mohamed / August 16, 2017
Scott Page's "The Diversity Bonus" argues that seeking out employees with different...
Josh Ireland / August 16, 2017
Theresa May once said, “if you believe you are a citizen of the world, you are a...
David Patrikarakos / August 16, 2017
Trita Parsi's new book "Losing An Enemy" is the most detailed examination of the nuclear...
Jesse Norman / August 15, 2017
The engines of the enlightenment
Emily Finch / August 15, 2017
The story continued long after the news cameras left
Colson Whitehead's new slavery novel contains misery—but is crisply unsentimental about plantation life
Sameer Rahim / August 15, 2017
Whitehead’s boldest stroke is to make the historical underground railroad a literal...
Jessica Abrahams / August 14, 2017
New breadth has made it harder to define a coherent feminism for the 21st century—but...
Over the coming years, those who are better-off will be at the sharp end of the problem
Wendell Steavenson / August 15, 2017
I wondered at the folly of a country so bountiful that it had become so greedy and piled...
Barry Smith / August 15, 2017
In Australia, good winemakers find something in Grenache that just doesn’t seem to show...
Anna Blundy / August 14, 2017
There are people in prison who should be in hospital
It is rewarding, exciting, scary and frustrating. It also forces us to confront the...
Sam Leith / August 13, 2017
What is the quality of boyhood that we would find admirable in this earnest 68-year-old...