Prospect has acquired a reputation as the most intelligent magazine of current affairs and cultural debate in Britain. Both challenging and entertaining, the magazine seeks to make complex ideas accessible and enjoyable by commissioning the best writers, editing them vigorously and packaging their work in a well designed and illustrated magazine.
Welcome to the splinternet. In June’s issue, Ethan Zuckerman explains how authoritarian nations like Russia and China are trying to create their own private internet. Two Russian analysts, Anastasia Kirilenko and Alexey Levinson, tell us what the country really thinks of Putin. Hella Pick came to England on the Kindertransport; now she is watching history repeat itself. Martyn Percy, former dean of Christ Church, Oxford, tells us why he’s leaving the Church of England. And a Guantanamo detainee speaks to his torturer.
Plus: Ruth Padel on our love affair with elephants. Priyamvada Gopal on the Churchill cult and David Herman on the Ukrainian writers we should be reading. Sheila Hancock on learning to let go, and Monica Ali on the lies we tell ourselves