October 2019 issue of Prospect Magazine (#281)
Ray Monk / September 5, 2019
The passing of this eclectic and questioning man in his prime allowed the narrower and...
Barbara Speed / September 4, 2019
The government's story of falling vaccination rates isn't the full picture
Mathematician Caucher Birkar won by a landslide—but who else made the top ten?
Tens of thousands voted to choose the world’s top thinker from the 50 names we...
Interestingly, the names conjured were strikingly different from the kind of thinkers...
London has spent three years refusing to confront the real Brexit choices on offer. Will...
Donald Macintyre / September 1, 2019
Unite boss Len McCluskey is often painted as a left-wing ideologue. But does he have a...
Britain’s journey to high-speed rail travel has been costly, complex and steeped in...
Despite strict prohibitions in law, the UK has taken advantage of torture on a...
Rebecca Long-Bailey / September 5, 2019
Intervene in the economy to safeguard our future
Edward Davey / September 5, 2019
The Labour and Conservative approaches will fail. We need to make Britain the world’s...
Alison Wolf / September 4, 2019
No system-wide planning, no number controls, blank cheques from the government—the...
Alex Massie / September 3, 2019
Cricket is—and hear me out on this—England’s true classless game
The government’s record leaves much to be desired
Give people—including the most disadvantaged—the tools to adapt
Rachel Reeves / September 1, 2019
High speed routes are welcome but small, practical efforts can also boost train travel...
Kevin Hollinrake / September 1, 2019
I welcome the government’s commitment to the TransPennine rail route—but we need to...
Exporters will be essential to securing the UK’s future prosperity
Conor Burns / September 1, 2019
I want the whole Union to look beyond the comfort zone of friends on the continent
Optimism used to provide its own grounds for hope in elections. But not anymore
The Italian public suffers from so much scandal fatigue that yet another one barely...
Tom Clark / August 30, 2019
Locking down election dates has left us in a fix. The lesson? Think before you reform
"Amid the frenzy, Prospect’s role is to provide some perspective on how Britain got...
Prospect Team / September 5, 2019
The Green Party MP talks NGOs, Brexit—and the message she'd want to give to Albert...
All the winners from our most competitive field yet
Andy Davis / September 5, 2019
Investors can protect themselves against events by recalling a lesson of the financial...
Duncan Weldon / September 5, 2019
Trump wants to maintain a strong dollar and may take radical steps to that end
How to guard against the great security threat of the 21st century
A selfless act of charity, or distraction from the rational world? Two contributors make...
Chris Tilbury / September 3, 2019
As online news—and especially social media—takes over, there’s rising concern...
Arts & Books
Catherine the Great, Criminal Justice and the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin—top television programmes for October
Chris Harvey / September 6, 2019
Helen Mirren turns 18th-century Russian empress in a new HBO series
Embraced by the Dadaists, surrealists and even Victorians, the art form has proved itself...
Michael Coveney / September 5, 2019
Plus: Lungs at the Old Vic
From museums to expectation-defying feminists, the best podcasts to download this October
Wendy Ide / September 5, 2019
Plus: Chris Morris' The Day Shall Come
Alexandra Coghlan / September 5, 2019
Plus: ETO and HarrisonParrotts 50th birthday party
Emma Crichton-Miller / September 5, 2019
Plus: Magnum Manifesto
Colson Whitehead's novel of racial injustice poleaxes the reader
Josh Ireland / September 4, 2019
An avowadly pluralist account takes in both Christian and Muslims views
An award-winning writer tackles the environmental crisis
Raja Shehadeh is finding it hard to keep faith in the future
Ada Bronowski / September 3, 2019
The philosopher Martha Nussbaum has her doubts
Fighting fake news could be ever harder than the Cold War
If they are to last longer in their job than a hamster
Explaining the unreasonable effectiveness of the natural sciences in mathematics
Cathy Rentzenbrink / September 5, 2019
"When the plane touches down, John gives me a sweet smile. 'I’ve done it,' he says"
As Jane Austen put it, the season is one of "peculiar and inexhaustible influence on the...
Charlotte Higgins / September 5, 2019
"Hyacinthus was struck, and died—but from the blood a lovely flower was born"
Cal Flyn / September 3, 2019
It’s on my mind again as we are packing our belongings for our move to Orkney
Who’s the best worst player you can get?
Hephzibah Anderson / August 31, 2019
If my childhood been renting in the way that many families today are forced to, the added...