Issue: September 2008

Turn Your Gaze to Gaza

By opening its columns to Islamist apologists, Prospect magazine is undermining moderate Muslims

Judges Can be Overruled

The EU's Human Rights Act need not be incompatible with parliamentary sovereignty - if the government were to grow a backbone

Men Behaving Badly

Russian attitudes to sexual harassment may shock us now, but it wasn’t that long ago that customs here were not so very different

Infantilification of Us All

The verb "pop" comes from the nursery, and its purpose is to put us back there

A Suez Affair

The public and the private are always swirling around, in a fluid, ever-changing relationship

Let Them Eat Brioches

The Patisserie Wars are expanding at least as rapidly as the nation's waistbands

A Fond Farewell to the Molière of Our Day

‘Gray knew what it meant to speak in prose, in an era when it is not the love of money but contempt for honest language that is the root of all evil’

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"