The Critic

Archived since November 2019 / Issue 1

23 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

The Critic, the magazine of ideas, brings to the season of goodwill a Christmas double issue filled with stimulating reading and provocative entertainment. Mary Harrington suggests the widening gender imbalance among British and American university graduates is radically reshaping office politics, David Scullion finds that following its response to the Covid pandemic the Church of England has a cold Christmas coming and Paul Raffaele reveals what it was like to be welcomed into the home of an Afghan warlord and then be blown-up by a suicide bomber. Comfort and joy comes from the full mixed voice chorus of Critic books and arts reviewers, foodies, adventurers, style writers and satirists across a bumper 112 pages of wit and insight.

Subjects: News And Politics

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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: December 2021 / January 2022
  • Issue Count: 23
  • Published: Monthly