The Spectator

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Archived since 2 July 2005
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The Spectator was established in 1828, and is the oldest continuously published magazine in the English language. The Spectator’s taste for controversy, however, remains undiminished. There is no party line to which The Spectator’s writers are bound - originality of thought and elegance of expression are the sole editorial constraints.

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  • First Issue: 2 July 2005
  • Latest Issue: 16 November 2019
  • Issue Count: 728
  • Page Count: 56,209
  • Published: Weekly
  • ISSN: 2059-6499

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