James Robinson: “everywhere people are interested in liberty”
The co-author of Why Nations Fail is back with a far-reaching interrogation of the roles of the state, society, and the conditions required for freedom
The last interview with Bryan Magee
A great public intellectual passed away last month. Magee spent his life wonderstruck by the sheer fact of existence, for questions about the nature of reality are “obviously the most important and interesting there are”
Brief Encounter: Simon Armitage—"I’m in awe of happy people"
The Poet laureate answers 11 of Prospect's quick-fire questions
Tony Blair is having second thoughts on war
The former prime minister's doctrine of liberal interventionism shaped two decades of conflict. Now, as the west's power is waning, he says it needs updating
Alasdair Gray's literary socialism
The master of improper arts talks Jane Austen, the NHS, and why he's losing faith in an independent Scotland
Weird science: an interview with Jeanette Winterson
Jeanette Winterson’s inventive fiction has always pushed boundaries. She tells AN Devers why her new novel is taking on gender-fluidity and the rise of humanoid robots
Roger McGough: "If it ain’t broke, don’t Brexit"
From the healing power of the poem to fantasies of Paris in 1929—the poet answers 11 questions
Niall Ferguson: "Our capacity for self-destruction grows greater every day"
The historian and author answers Prospect's questions on favourite quotations, most embarrassing moments—and why he'd like to have a go at being a real man
The Prospect podcast #73—Trump and the history of America
Sameer Rahim is joined by Jill Lepore to discuss how US presidents use—and abuse—the story of America's past
The Prospect podcast #72—Turkey and the rise of the right
Steve Bloomfield is joined by Ece Temelkuran, who asks whether she is losing her country
The Prospect podcast #71—Inside the life of Eric Hobsbawm
Biographer Richard Evans on the Marxist historian and national treasure Eric Hobsbawm
The Prospect podcast #70—How to have better political arguments online
Adam Wagner talks to Prospect about twitter tribalism and how to rise above it