The Critic

Archived since November 2019 / Issue 1 Complete Archive Monthly
47 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
In the May issue of The Critic, Iason Athanasiadis explores the rejuvenation of Istanbul and liberal cosmopolitanism’s fluctuating fortunes on the Bosporus, Matthew Petti compares Turkish and Israeli actions, Mark Almond explains why Israel is arming Muslims against Christians in Armenia and Sam Bidwell delineates the limits of Western support for Israel.

Leading data protection lawyer Melissa Stock, demonstrates what is wrong with police reliance on facial recognition technology, Andrew Orlowski outlines AI’s intellectual cannibalism and threat to copyright, Henry Hemming reveals the extent of British Intelligence’s penetration of the IRA, Gavin Mortimer exposes the sordid secrets of France’s 1968 generation, Robert Hutton reviews Alex Garland’s new blockbuster Civil War and Nick Timothy talks cricket balls.

Subjects: Literature, News And Politics

Want a taster of The Critic’s content? Sign up here to New Issue Notifications to receive email alerts each time a new issue is published, alongside its editorial highlights.

Includes web, iOS and Android access via Exact Editions apps.
Full refund within 30 days if you're not completely satisfied.
Please note: you are buying an online subscription - we don't send printed copies through the post.

  • First Issue: November 2019 / Issue 1
  • Latest Issue: May 2024
  • Issue Count: 47
  • Published: Monthly