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.
In Prospect’s May issue: Prospect asks a series of important questions about the coronavirus pandemic. Tom Clark, Prospect’s editor, asks what the economic fallout of the crisis might be and what the long-term effects of today’s financial decisions might be. Philip Ball explores the search for a vaccine—probably the only way to stop the virus in its tracks. Also, John Kay and Mervyn King explore the unknown unknowns of the virus, suggesting there is a lot that we don’t know about the virus—and a lot that we don’t even know that we don’t know.
Elsewhere: Cal Flyn explores the diminishing language barrier between man and beast as scientific experiments take humanity closer to cross-species communication than ever before. Anatol Lieven argues that climate change is the most important long-term challenge to humans all over the world and the most practical way to find a solution to the challenges it poses is at the level of the nation state—rather than through international agreement.
After the virus; do you speak dog?; the nation and the planet