November 2019 / Issue 1
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.
The Critic′s January/February issue — 112 pages of ideas (and diversions) for open-minded readers. Our Contra-Woke special: Andrew Doyle on how Titania McGrath got him cancelled; Nick Cohen on how Social Justice Warriors are using the instruments of the state they profess to abhor to silence their opponents; Michael Collins on how the BBC are a New Class; Bruce Gilley on how to stop bad ideas from academia spreading outside universities; David Starkey on not toppling St Paul′s Pantheon; and Clive Aslet on the joys of eating with Rex Whistler′s soon to be cancelled Tate murals. Plus all of our regular columnists, The Critics, Table Talk and a 22-page Book Review section.