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The world’s top 50 thinkers

Prospect salutes the writers, scientists, philosophers and other great minds reshaping our times p22

The future of conservatism .................................................................. 34 Regime change in Downing Street must be a prompt for a serious overhaul The Blair doctrine ....................................................................................... 40 When is it right to go to war? Tony Blair is having second thoughts Rule of Law......................................................................................................... 46 How Donald Trump has torn at the soft tissue of American democracy The Huawei story ........................................................................................... 52 Hostages, espionage and a global trade war—how a Chinese telecoms company conquered the world Are you sitting comfortably? ................................................................ 58 From Alice to Little Red Riding Hood: how our favourite characters from children’s fiction burst into life The battle over bread .................................................................................. 62 The humble loaf has become a fashionable badge of identity. But do we really know our sliced white from our sourdough? Rise and fall of the high-density madmen ............................... 68 Post-war architecture wasn’t all concrete and cars—some wanted to create urban living spaces on a human scale Prospect Portrait Edmund de Waal ................................................ 74 The ceramicist and author talks about rootlessness, refugees and how art can change the world The nature cure .............................................................................................. 80 The rise of “wilderness therapy”—and what it means for mental health

Letters ..................................................................................................................... 8

Opinions The new PM will depend on Whitehall for survival ........... 10 Detective novels on holiday....................................................................... 11 Austerity is ending without argument........................................... 12 ’ cartoon strip ........................................................... 13 Justice behind a blindfold ......................................................................... 14 View from Hong Kong “They have betrayed us” ........................................................................... 16

Speed data ....................................................................................................... 19 An American tragedy &

The Duel ............................................................................................................. 20 Are our human rights laws working?

Coming up this month: Jennie Bristow on why the inter-generational war is a myth, Nathan Filer on the complex business of mental health diagnoses and Marion Nestle on how big sugar manipulates the law—and our diets. Visit prospectmagazine.co.uk or wherever you get your podcasts

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