The Critic

Archived since November 2019 / Issue 1 Complete Archive

29 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.

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In the July issue of The Critic, the magazine of ideas for open-minded readers, Dan Hitchens finds the Mafia’s favoured business model is serving some of the world’s most successful corporations even better, Patrick Lawrence QC unpicks the errors in the Supreme Court’s “case of the century”, Lola Salem reviews a manifesto for modern loving and Sam Ashworth-Hayes shows that the graduates who have benefited least from the growth of Britain’s higher education sector are those the expansion was supposedly designed to help. Abroad, Lisa Hilton goes behind the scenes at the Venice Art Biennale, Robin Ashenden visits the Stalin Museum and learns why Russians admire the genocidal dictator, and James Noyes explains why so many of France’s current problems are the legacy of decisions that Charles De Gaulle took over Algeria more than sixty years ago. Michael Prodger follows fake art through the auction houses, Anne McElvoy enjoys House of Shades, and with the Wimbledon championships about to begin, Patrick Kidd salutes Gottfried von Cramm — whose stellar career was blighted first by Adolf Hitler and then by the Committee of the All England Lawn Tennis Club.

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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.

  • First Issue: November 2019 / Issue 1
  • Latest Issue: July 2022
  • Issue Count: 29
  • Published: Monthly