December 2018 issue of Prospect Magazine (#273)
Jessica Abrahams / November 15, 2018
In a world full of restrictions, fans come to Alternative Miss World, hosted at...
Spain’s decision to exhume the body of General Franco threatens to disturb more than...
Andy McNab says yes, Mark Kurlansky says no
Martin Rees / November 13, 2018
Britain's most eminent astronomer confronts the question of whether there will ever be an...
Tim Martin / November 12, 2018
From the runaway success of Fortnite to thoughtful creations like Papers, please, video...
Britain's just one corner of a European crisis in which opportunity still lurks
David Allen Green / November 9, 2018
There's still time to do Brexit right. This is how
Tom Clark / November 9, 2018
Plus: many more Britons now think Brexit is weakening our place in the world, than think...
Tom Clark / November 9, 2018
Despite anxiety, MPs will be able to make their voices heard on Brexit without pushing...
James Garvey / October 23, 2018
The great philosopher had a pluralistic view and made puncturing scientific pretension...
A former MI6 chief says Brexit will undermine Britain's place in the world
Alan Whitehead / November 14, 2018
Wind and solar energy programmes are set to decline—and the government reckons this is...
The response to every pensions crisis sows the seeds of the next
Julian Baggini / November 13, 2018
The answers people give to this question can be both fascinating and disturbing
Bobby Duffy / November 13, 2018
Vast overestimates are likely caused by the twisted representation of sex and gender in...
Claire Perry / November 13, 2018
"Direct government intervention may sometimes be necessary to protect consumers as the...
Britain cannot cleanse the air alone—but it can lead by example
Martha Gill / November 10, 2018
Our overlords have no idea what they're doing, and they are not ashamed
Julia Blunck / October 30, 2018
The election of Jair Bolsonaro wasn't an inevitable act in populism's sweeping decade....
It’s fair to say that Brexit isn’t going as anyone had hoped. If you don't believe...
Prospect Team / November 13, 2018
The inventor of the swing-o-meter on lunch with Churchill, his biggest regret, and...
Arts & Books
Charlotte Runcie / November 15, 2018
Plus The Sporkful
Henry VIII's fixer was as complex as Hilary Mantel's fictional portrayal
Lucinda Smyth / November 15, 2018
Plus Fanang: Dead Man Running
Wendy Ide / November 14, 2018
Plus Boot Riley's Sorry to Bother You
How we vote increasingly depends not on class but ethnicity. To stop us going down this...
Nesrine Malik / November 14, 2018
As long as certain groups face marginalisation because of who they are, identity will be...
A magazine editor's entertaining essays on the politics and culture of the last 10 years
It might be a curse for Britain, not a blessing
Alexandra Coghlan / November 14, 2018
Plus Steven Isserlis’s 60th Birthday
Michael Coveney / November 14, 2018
Plus Kiss Me, Kate in Sheffield
An entertaining travel book is packed with extraordinary true stories
Emma Crichton-Miller / November 13, 2018
Plus Haroon Mirza at Ikon Gallery
Egypt's general-president must take the blame
Sameer Rahim / November 13, 2018
A new gallery at the heart of the British Museum gloriously explodes our preconceptions
Searching for reasons why the centre ground isn't holding
Sarah Langford / November 12, 2018
Helena Kennedy has spent decades fighting for women’s rights— and she’s not giving...
Extracts from memoirs and diaries
Benjamin Markovits / November 13, 2018
Intellectual arguments can end with both people thinking they won. Sport is different.
Beards have meaning—now as they did in antiquity
Swimming in winter is not for the faint-hearted—but don't let that put you off