Latest Issue

Among Europeans, Scots watch more club football matches per capita than any other country except Albania. [Prospect, October 1997, page 74]

Harvard University’s endowment fund is valued at $8,811,785,000-a sum larger than the GDP of Ghana, Iceland, Kenya, Lithuania, Panama, Paraguay or Qatar.

[The Chronicle of Higher Education, 29th August 1997]

In the past six months, 23 per cent of all newspaper coverage has been devoted to sport, compared to 15 per cent on the economy and 10 per cent on politics. [Press Gazette, 18th July 1997]

Of the 63,000 people who live in Bermuda, 100 per cent reside…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect