November 2018 issue of Prospect Magazine (#272)
David Edmonds / October 18, 2018
Computers can now easily beat grandmasters. But as the World Chess Championship...
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Simon Heffer / October 18, 2018
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and Simon Heffer go head-to-head in this month's duel
Samira Shackle / October 16, 2018
Armed only with a microphone and his social media accounts, can Manzoor Pashteen change a...
The Democratic Socialists of America are pulling the party of Clinton and Obama to the...
"Global Britain" has become an oft-repeated phrase. Yet in reality, the Foreign Office is...
Fifty years before some women were given the franchise, Lily Maxwell voted in a...
Torsten Bell / October 12, 2018
Are people living in the capital actually better off?
It's a problem philosophers have grappled with for centuries. What makes life go better...
Catherine Pepinster / October 18, 2018
Nowadays, 5th November is about eating marshmallows and hot chestnuts. And yet a certain...
Bobby Duffy / October 18, 2018
What people get spectacularly wrong is often revealing
The Shadow Treasury Minister tells Prospect: "We now see other EU countries threatening...
Jay Elwes / October 16, 2018
The Chair of the Treasury Select Committee answers Prospect's questions about Brexit,...
Out in the global financial markets, where would a post-Brexit Britain fit?
Mary Dejevsky / October 12, 2018
A generation after breaking with the Soviets, the mood in Riga is far from upbeat
With Kavanaugh on the bench, the court will struggle to retain its authority
Its own finances are precarious and the US and China are battling for control
Andy Davis / October 10, 2018
Ian Dunt / October 2, 2018
The finish line of 29th March is nothing more than a mirage
Britain is better off with one world city rather than none. But how much better would it...
As smartphone functionality has increased, so has the time we spend on them
Prospect Team / October 17, 2018
The author and writer of The Unpunished Vice: A Life of Reading responds to Prospect's...
Prospect Team / October 16, 2018
Contributions from John Rentoul, David Lammy and others
Arts & Books
Gandhi's ideas might seem eccentric, but they helped liberate a nation—and have much to...
Charlotte Runcie / October 17, 2018
Plus Hidden Brain on NPR
The life of one paratrooper shows how we learned to see soldiers as ordinary people...
Lucinda Smyth / October 17, 2018
Plus Julia Roberts in Amazon Prime Video Series Homecoming
Ian Irvine / October 17, 2018
Drink is the organising principle of this entertaining memoir
John Keenan / October 17, 2018
The former editor tells of his dealings with Julian Assange and Edward Snowden
Ian Sansom / October 17, 2018
An ambitious novel, Middle England is let down by its treatment of Brexit, says Ian Sansom
Catherine Humble / October 17, 2018
The novel, set in Northern Ireland during the Troubles, sets the reader on edge
Alexandra Coghlan / October 17, 2018
Plus Latvian violinist Baibe Skride in Belfast
But we could develop a renewed humanism
Emma Crichton-Miller / October 17, 2018
Plus Norman Ackroyd at Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Wendy Ide / October 16, 2018
Plus the wryly comic Japanese film Shoplifters
Michael Coveney / October 16, 2018
Plus Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change
It is tragic that when it matters, Lieutenant Kerry’s voice always seems to be usurped...
Robert Plomin's Blueprint argues—correctly—that genes have a profound effect on human...
Charlotte Higgins / October 18, 2018
The Athenian electorate voted to kill all the men in Mytilene. Then they had a second...
Extracts from memoirs and diaries
What the conservatism of American football and the liberalism of basketball says about...
Cal Flyn / October 16, 2018
The lengthening nights are a casket of wonders, if one only makes an effort to observe...
Cathy Rentzenbrink / October 15, 2018
There are fewer smokers about these days, but many people have their phone in their hand...
Hephzibah Anderson / October 12, 2018
The phrase may be a cliche, but it's popular for a reason. You can’t choose your...