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.
Donald Trump and drama always go together. But what are the deeper cultural issues the President is stoking to get re-elected in November? In an epic piece, longtime US political observer Sam Tanenhaus argues that a new civil war is brewing, no matter what the result. Here in the UK a culture war is also bubbling: can we avoid one? Jean Seaton, profiling new BBC Director-General Tim Davie, thinks he might be the man to defend the institution from government attacks. And Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, tells us how museums can forge a middle path between acknowledging the sins of the past and keeping faith with trusted institutions. Plus: Hadley Freeman in praise of Germaine Greer, Julian Baggini on a scintillating new biography of Jacques Derrida, and an enchanting love letter to mushrooms.