June 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine (#255)
The internet is paying havoc with the way Chinese people interact with each other
Bonnie Greer / May 18, 2017
What happens when our military machines are not only unmanned but autonomous?
How a 1920s jazz age term became and remains a global phenomenon
He is the link between the embattled Donald Trump and America's new nationalist tendency....
Paul Lever / May 15, 2017
Whoever wins in Britain, Berlin will seal our deal. Regime change there will spell...
Martha Gill / May 15, 2017
Remains of the day
Helen Pidd / May 15, 2017
Away from the biggest cities, the north can no longer be relied on to deliver landslide...
Over the centuries, one party has adapted to survive like no other. But on the cusp,...
The French president-elect will lead a deeply divided country—can he charm the people...
Meg Russell / May 12, 2017
"It becomes more tempting to challenge your leader if you are in good company"
Martin Kettle / May 12, 2017
"Knowing where he stands is likely to be as good a guide as any to where a new May...
Pyongyang has a rational strategy for survival
Andrew Knapp / May 8, 2017
Without a parliamentary majority, the next French president will be hamstrung
We have always had a fear of the unknown
Without openness the west cannot thrive, but without equality it cannot survive
They should exist to help workers
Laura Pitel / May 16, 2017
Erdoğan has won his vote—he could still lose the people
The snap election boosts the odds of a workable Brexit
The PM now leads “The Conservative and Ukip Party”
Desmond King / May 12, 2017
He is trashing the norms of democracy
Brett Dean’s Hamlet, with a libretto by Matthew Jocelyn, is Glyndebourne’s boldest...
Schoenberg’s Gurre-Lieder is one of the repertoire’s greatest epics—a cantata of...
Martin Boon / May 17, 2017
In calling her snap election, the PM said: "The country is coming together but...
"I have succeeded best when I have let myself get out of step and found my own way"
Take the six or seven biggest companies in Silicon Valley—and move them
There is a special viewing of a new film documenting Herschel’s astonishing life and...
Raphael drawing—whether in red chalk, ink, charcoal or metal point—was a mode of...
Oscar Wilde’s Salomé provides theatrical opportunities for an imaginative director
Even more than Kore-Eda’s better-known films, After the Storm builds on faultless...
Andrew Brown , Hugo Vickers / May 16, 2017
Two contributors battle it out
Extracts from memoirs and diaries
Arts & Books
Her first novel since The God of Small Things is both mischievous and outraged
Sarah Crompton / May 18, 2017
Hytner presided over one of the most successful periods in the National Theatre’s...
This novel, a story about a footballer coming to terms with being gay, is gripping,...
Therapists have identified a “boarding school syndrome”
Steps have been taken to “turn first-rate universities into third-rate companies"
He bestowed an exquisite sense of self on the women who wore his designs
Arifa Akbar / May 17, 2017
Three librarians risked their lives to smuggle out a cache of medieval manuscripts...
Alessandro Casella / May 17, 2017
The reason refugees flee their homelands is now more to do with civil wars than wars...
Ben Wilson / May 17, 2017
How London’s horizons expanded to encompass the globe
"The deep integration of the 1990s and 2000s was not inevitable and nor may it prove...
Its groundbreaking animations have captivated us for over two decades. But can it survive...
Edith Hall / May 15, 2017
Even at 80, his snarling, trenchant poems still speak up for the voiceless working classes
Recently, I came across another great New York venue for wine enthusiasts
Why are housebuilders seemingly unloved while houses are so richly prized?
A meal brings people together and a good meal warms and nourishes our connections
"Sitting there looking at this crushed girl, I really started to hate this guy."