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JUNE 2023 PROSPECT

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REGULARS & COLUMNS

The grid Contributors People

Kwajo Tweneboa, Lesley Lokko, Clare Donaldson When AI thinks you’re dead

Ethan Zuckerman  The Sunak paradox

Sam Freedman The joy of lex: Gendy nooch

Sarah Ogilvie plus Stephen Collins’s cartoon Philosopher-at-large:

What is a nation? Julian Baggini Diary

Lizzie Porter Letters plus In fact ‡ Lives Crossword & Bobby Seagull’s

Brain Teaser Brief encounter

Will Gompertz

THE CULTURE

PODCASTS

Scars and stripes

In one of the richest countries in the world, poverty is normal Tom Clark Snippets of history

A book of fabric swatches offers a window on Victorian Britain Lucy Lethbridge Our longstanding sentinels

Ancient trees are witness to the convulsions of global history Cal Flyn New elites…

Can a Brexit coalition lead the UK into a bright future? David Willetts … and tired, old arguments

The “lukewarmers” have a new bible to support their faith Bob Ward ‡ Books in brief ‡ Film: Male gaze into the abyss

Peter Hoskin ‡ TV: The physicality of Succession Imogen West-Knights ‡ Stage: Revivals revived

Kate Maltby ‡ Pop: Sheer Sheeran

Laura Barton

→ Pat Cullen & Rachel Sylvester on whether the NHS will survive the strikes → Alastair Campbell on how to fix British politics → Danny Dorling & Deborah

Hargreaves debate whether we’ve reached peak inequality → A t prospectmagazine.co.uk or wherever you get your podcasts

ONLINE

→ The Prospect website is updated daily with new analysis from our contributors. Visit prospectmagazine.co.uk for more, including: → Boris’s Brexit dishonesty still stands out Meg Russell → Higher taxes are inevitable

Ben Zaranko → Brian Friel and his Ireland

Alastair Curtis

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