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 first edition of Prospect under the editorship of Alan Rusbridger. In this winter double issue, read how cancel culture became a blood sport, with contributions from Fintan O′Toole, Kate Clanchy, Richard Dawkins and Priyamvada Gopal. We also tackle the debate over trans and women′s rights with two contributors from either side—Robin White and Kathleen Stock. Jane Martinson investigates what exactly is going on at the Daily Mail, Deyan Sudjic catalogues the failures of the Nine Elms development in London and Bill McKibben gives his verdict on COP26.
Plus: Joyce Carol Oates on Dostoyevsky, Ian Rankin on Patricia Highsmith and Imogen West-Knights on Twitch. Read our brand new columnists, including Sheila Hancock on a long life and Michael Brearley on sublimity in sport.