The Critic

Archived since November 2019 / Issue 1 Complete Archive Monthly

38 issues

The Critic is Britain’s new monthly magazine for politics, ideas, art, literature and much more. Co-edited by Michael Mosbacher and Christopher Montgomery, The Critic exists to push back against a self-regarding and dangerous consensus that finds critical voices troubling, triggering, insensitive and disrespectful. The point is not provocation or trolling. The point of honest criticism is to better approach truth, not deny its possibility.

Ossified thought and a lack of intellectual rigour are depressing features of all sides of today’s political and cultural debate. Our writers will subscribe to no editorial line nor serve the interests of any party, faction or cause. We ask them to write because we expect them to be honest, and lucidly so. Look to our contributors and fault us if they are not. 

Contributors to the magazine include Jonathan Meades, Douglas Murray, Nick Cohen, Joshua Rozenberg, Anne McElvoy, Norman Lebrecht, Daniel Johnson, Lisa Hilton, Hannah Betts and Artists in Residence Adam Dant and Miriam Elia.

Latest issue

The June issue of The Critic magazine offers refreshing perspectives on politics, the arts and modern culture at home and abroad.

Samuel Rubinstein weighs the claims of a new generation of historians who deny that the Anglo-Saxons ever existed as such and are rewriting history to remove them; Andrew Orlowski questions why school examination boards want pupils to use AI in exams, and in Oxford. Alexander Larman laments how badly the city is treated by the university that owns so much of it.

Ellen Pasternack examines the bleak future for young people in a Britain that belongs to the boomers, whilst Paul Raffaele goes deep into the Brazilian jungle to go hunting with an Amazonian tribe fighting to evade modernity. 

Neil Armstrong turns up the amp for the middle-of-the-road rockers, Patrick Kidd recounts the failure of Frenchmen to win the French Open, Yuan Yi Zhu highlights a court sentencing scandal that leaves some prisoners in danger of indefinite imprisonment, and David Littlefair laments the absence of working-class heroes in the next generation of Labour MPs. All this and the full range of Critic reviews, analysis and comment on the world today.

Subjects: Literature, News And Politics

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  • First Issue: November 2019 / Issue 1
  • Latest Issue: June 2023
  • Issue Count: 38
  • Published: Monthly