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.
Exactly 25 years on from the first issue of Prospect, the world is a very different place. In 1995, the spread of democracy seemed inevitable but now it is under threat on many fronts. In this issue, HOW DEMOCRACY DIES, Samira Shackle reports on Hungary′s slide into autocracy under Victor Orbán. We also interview George Soros, who fears that the EU may be brought down by the Covid-19 crisis and political extremism. Meanwhile in the US, as Dahlia Lithwick reports, Donald Trump is doing everything in his power to twist the voting system to him own advantage. Back in the UK, David Allen Green, reviewing the new book by the Secret Barrister, argues that Boris Johnson has been disregarding legal norms. Plus: Miranda France on the struggles of Martin Amis and Robert Douglas-Fairhurst on the excessive life of Lucian Freud.