This blog accompanies David Goodhart’s review of Prospect’s first 15 years—click here to read that piece
Influence and public noise is not everything, but every political publication wants to feel that it is shaping the argument. These are the ten pieces that have done so most powerfully for Prospect:
1. Too Diverse? My essay caused a big and useful argument about multiculturalism when reprinted in the Guardian.
2. Adair Turner’s roundtable/interview on the financial crisis. His comments on “socially useless activity” in the City and a Tobin tax dominated the news for days.
3. Michael Lind on the Israel Lobby, pushed back the boundaries of what it was possible to say on the subject without causing serious offence. (The piece inspired the more controversial, but no more insightful, analysis by John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt in the LRB.)
4. Shiv Malik on Mohammed Sidique Khan and 7/7. The best jour…