Our latest issue is now live on the web—and there’s plenty of free material to read in addition to the three lead articles heading our landing page.
By way of introductions, why not savour David Goodhart’s editorial, as well as our correspondents’ comments on the last issue at our letters page? Then, appetite whetted, you can turn to our news and curiosities, which bring word of the furies wracking Britain’s scientists, the surprising promiscuity of Cambridge’s young philosophers, what James Wood does when he gets a bad review, why Brits are now richer than Americans, and how the Chinese people are getting their own back on the state’s propaganda machine.
For the more philosophically minded, AC Grayling’s question under discussion this month is whether it is impossible to prove a negative, while I steer my words column across the fine line between sympathy and empathy. Plus there’s our monthly puzzle competition, and the unmissable “in fact,” which includes data on the rate at which Britain’s houses are losing rooms, how much sherry Andrew Motion earns, Cumbria’s homicide rate, Harry Truman’s middle name and where Marlboro cigarettes get their name from.
All your comments and suggestions are very welcome here, as ever.