The most-read pieces on the Prospect website this yearby Prospect Team / December 16, 2014 / Leave a comment
World thinkers 2014: The results Prospect asked readers to select their favourites from a list of the world’s leading thinkers.
What will Ukip’s election 2015 manifesto look like? Tim Aker, head of the party’s policy unit, takes Jay Elwes through their “blue collar” election platform.
The world’s most cerebral marriage Derek Parfit and Janet Radcliffe-Richards believe that philosophy should guide behaviour. Their marriage shows that it can, writes David Edmonds.
The errors of Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald The NSA disclosures are disturbing but they don’t portend a totalitarian state, writes George Packer.
Why we need a philosophy of failure We are now suffering the Hawaiianisation of everywhere, writes Andy Martin.
Shivering in Tolkien’s shadow Middle Earth has swallowed up our understanding of the Middle Ages, writes Josephine Livingstone.
Are we free? Neuroscience gives the wrong answer, writes Daniel Dennett.
Why it is time to stop idealising French women As sexual politics hits the headlines in France, Lucy Wadham considers why the mystique of the French woman holds such enduring appeal.
The battle for the English language Why are books about English grammar and correct usage so popular, asks Stefan Collini.
Where should Richard III lie? The battle over the burial of King Richard III has become savage, writes Sam Knight.