October 2018 issue of Prospect Magazine (#271)
A complex peace deal, backed by Europe and America, ended the Bosnian war in 1995. Now,...
London is struggling—but these three cities are truly vibrant 24/7
Sadiq Khan wanted to make London a "24-hour-city." As clubs close, is the dream over?
Steve Bloomfield / September 21, 2018
As the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina in the early 2000s, Paddy Ashdown...
Tom Clark / September 20, 2018
Online abuse would have warped my perceptions if I hadn’t met Corbynite activists in...
Britain's attempt to leave the EU could cause a storm in financial markets
David Willetts and Anthony Teasdale / September 19, 2018
Britain's Brexit fate was sealed in 1988—with just two speeches by Margaret Thatcher
The inside story of how England’s oldest university picks its students, and why it...
From working night-shifts in a bed factory to raising 10 children in a care home,...
Out of date—or up to it? Charlotte Runcie and Lucy Winkett discuss fake news, shouting...
Ruby Hamad / September 19, 2018
A no deal Brexit outcome would provide more freedom than we have currently
Bickering ministers provide no leadership. But officials have logic on their side, and...
Conference season is here and Brexit will dominate. But what about education and skills?...
Conference season is here, and Brexit will dominate. But the big policy questions haven't...
Jay Elwes , Jonathan Ashworth / September 13, 2018
Conference season is here, and Brexit will dominate. But none of the gritty policy...
Antoinette Sandbach , Bill Esterson / September 13, 2018
Brexit is such a big a problem it's easy to overlook those other gritty policy problems....
Daniel Levy / September 9, 2018
Community leaders should not double down and push for Corbyn’s removal—but think...
Julia Blunck / September 4, 2018
Museum staff had warned of underfunding and hazardous conditions. But in Brazil,...
Frivolity in the face of political emergency
"Among scientists, Galileo or Darwin would be good company— Newton absolutely not"
Alex Dean / September 17, 2018
Entry rates for GCSE languages have plummeted since the turn of the millennium
Arts & Books
The Maigret series upends the conventions of the detective novel
Charlotte Runcie / September 20, 2018
Plus: the Clinton-Lewinsky saga dissected
Lucinda Smyth / September 20, 2018
Plus: House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon's The First
Sian Norris / September 19, 2018
The author has a talent for zeroing in on emotional secrets
Wendy Ide / September 19, 2018
Plus: the heartwarming documentary Science Fair
Michael Coveney / September 19, 2018
Plus a gender bending Troilus and Cressida at the RSC
Alexandra Coghlan / September 18, 2018
Plus: Porgy and Bess at ENO
Emma Crichton-Miller / September 18, 2018
Plus: Patrick Heron at the Turner Contemporary
Lucinda Smyth / September 18, 2018
250 years since Laurence Sterne's death, Tristam Shandy is as puzzling and entertaining...
Hettie OBrien / September 18, 2018
The latest book from the great feminist thinker is a total muddle
To sustain a properly functioning society we need more than just social freedoms and the...
Thatcher's verdict rings true of this remarkable politician
Robin Yassin-Kassab / September 15, 2018
Despite the international community's lacklustre response, Syrians are responding to the...
One Westminster insider has some answers
Fran Boait / September 14, 2018
Robert Skidelsky's new book shows that political economy is at a crossroads
The friendships that thrive on football banter
Richard Burton on "The Drinking Man's Diet"—and other unsuccessful meal plans of the rich and famous
Ian Irvine / September 19, 2018
In this month's "The way we were," Ian Irvine explores diets detailed in memoirs and...
Cathy Rentzenbrink / September 18, 2018
Why don’t we make it easier for anyone to have a glass of water without interrogation?
Charlotte Higgins / September 18, 2018
Homer's classic was literature's first example of men shutting up women. But it is a...
Cal Flyn / September 18, 2018
I dared not imagine the sort of desperate, protracted battle in which a splitting axe...
Hephzibah Anderson / September 17, 2018
My sister and I bicker all the time—apparently this is a good thing