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1 Editorial 5 Contributors 6 Letters

Up front

8 HOW TO FIX Elderly care Most of us will need it, so let’s split the bill sensibly 9 WHAT YOU NEED TO

KNOW ABOUT... GB News

Populism just doesn’t translate from politics to TV plus In fact 10 IN PRAISE OF LOST CAUSES Nero Rome’s byword for tyranny was in truth much maligned

11 Stephen Collins’s cartoon strip 13 AT LAW Do not enter

Trespass laws protect all the wrong things 14 SPOTLIGHT ON PERU Unhappy birthday A divisive and disputed election mars the nation’s bicentenary 16 THE DUEL Should we ban meat?

Essays

Cover story

50 thinkers to rebuild the world

We stopped, they rethought: meet the minds who are shaping the future p18

PROSPECT

LIBERAL DEMOCRACY

30 England: the nation that never was The identity crisis of a land that always was someone else’s country plus

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SPEED DATA A new England English and British identities are leading voters in different directions & c

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PROSPECT PORTRAIT The Prime Etonian Boris Johnson has remade politics to his own advantage. His school helped

46 Beyond black and white Why Britain isn’t as divided over race as it sometimes seems

TOMORROW’S ECONOMY

52 Money trouble We’re addicted to quantitative easing. Here’s how to kick the habit

58 Driven together Food delivery couriers are organising— and demanding a fairer deal

BEYOND BORDERS

66 9/11—the moment that postponed everything After 20 years of failure, the US is finally rethinking its place in the world

74 What is a woman? Both sides in the ferocious trans rights debate overrate biology

ETERNAL VIGILANCE

80 The trials of freedom Novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga on being hounded by the Zimbabwean government

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