April 2019 issue of Prospect Magazine (#276)
Stephen Reicher, Alex Haslam and Jay Van Bavel / March 6, 2019
The Stanford prison experiment shaped our understanding of evil. It has led us badly...
How our national broadcaster has tried—and sometimes failed—to cover the biggest...
Manchester has a housing boom and a homelessness crisis at the same time—and it has...
Hard Brexit enthusiasts hold up the WTO as the ultimate insurance policy for Britain. But...
The speaker’s chair has become the crucible for the whole Brexit constitutional crisis....
They've been praised for embodying a new type of politics. But in reality, the...
Jamal Mahjoub / March 4, 2019
Does anyone have the vision to restore this complex country?
Frank Field / March 4, 2019
The chair of the work and pensions committee says new government plans come years of...
Tom Clark / March 4, 2019
A baffling landscape
Andy Davis / March 3, 2019
People need an overview of their savings but there is no easy way to deliver that
From Olivia Colman in "The Favourite," to 2018's "Mary, Queen of Scots" and Netflix's...
Duncan Weldon / March 2, 2019
Focus on how the world is likely to change in the decades ahead but also acknowledge how...
When both systems are employed simultaneously to resolve the same problem, the risk of...
Let's make Britain the best country in the world in which to grow old, says the pensions...
Andrew Gamble / March 1, 2019
Brexit and anti-semitism have been both named as the main reason for the splits. But...
Christine Ockrent / February 26, 2019
Our countries face common challenges but the UK is having a peculiar kind of meltdown
The anti-Brexit campaigner answers ten of Prospect’s questions
Our political and constitutional order is ripe for a reckoning
An unfair advantage that damages our society—or a quality education that produces...
Rising offending in perspective
Arts & Books
Far from leading to better results, cost-benefit analysis too often provides a bogus...
The legendary critic on what’s been keeping him entertained
Plus The Investigation
Catherine Humble / March 6, 2019
But overall the collection is emotionally slight
Plus David Attenborough goes to Netflix
An affecting new book on women and the sea is beautifully written
Plus the western The Sisters Brothers
The philosopher felt let down by the enlightened despot
Newcomers have revitalised the city
Alexandra Coghlan / March 5, 2019
Plus the St John Passion at the Royal Festival Hall
Artists and musicians beware—AI has got much further than you might think
Many simply didn't want to integrate into the Indian way of life
Plus Orpheus Descending in Mold
Emma Crichton-Miller / March 4, 2019
Plus Hew Locke in Birmingham
Translated fiction now sells better than English fiction. It’s time to celebrate the...
Sports provide a case study in what happens when we prioritise ourselves—or the team
Trump's presidency has given rise to a depressing parlour game
Cal Flyn / March 4, 2019
What was the world like, when last these slopes were dense with woodland? What will the...
I'm ten years into my second marriage, and we've had plenty of good times. But it is...