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PAUL BARKER Nikolaus Pevsner wanted his guides to show that English architecture could match anything in Europe. His guide to east London, now revised, opened my eyes in the 1960s.
WITNESS 48Britain’s front line
JAMES FERGUSSON Lunar House in Croydon is the dump where most asylum seekers have their claims processed. For Britain to have robust and fair border controls, it has got to start working better.
COLUMNS 10Out ofmind
PAUL BROKS Introducing Broks’s Paradox.
TUMBLER Condi vs Hillary?
TIM KING Strange birth of the French biopic.
MANNEKEN PIS This sporting life.
KEN WORPOLE Cars are killing our gardens.
REGULARS 3Foreword 6Letters 8News & Curiosities plus Enigmas & puzzles IAN STEWART 13Numbers game THE CRUNCHER 75Classiﬁeds 78The generalist DIDYMUS 79The list
69Just don’t call it paternalism
TOM NUTTALL Richard Layard may have hit upon a new deﬁning mission for politics. It’s just a pity he can’t call it what it is.
FICTION 54After a life
YIYUN LI For 28 years, Mr and Mrs Su have kept their daughter hidden away from the world.
REVIEWS 64The fading ofFreud
BRENDA MADDOX Talking cures have their place, but psychoanalytic theory has faded into brain science. Adam Phillips’s attempt to deﬁne sanity is beside the point.
65Return ofthe social novel
JONATHON KEATS Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel about clones is more Henry James than Aldous Huxley. It has Victorian echoes.
67A uniﬁed theory ofmusic?
RODERICK SWANSTON Richard Taruskin’s six-volume history of western classical music is personal, incomplete and magniﬁcent.
CULTURAL TOURIST 72The design concept
EMMA CRICHTON-MILLER The age of the design prize is here. Plus news and listings.
OLIVIA JUDSON Finally, some proper Hollywood sex.
BEN LEWIS Bacon’s pictures are like bacon.
STEPHEN EVERSON Singing while sick.
GeoffMulgan reﬂects on seven years in government
Julian Evans tilts at Cervantes
Anatole Kaletsky on whatever happened to the business cycle
Margaret Drabble reads the Dictionary of National Biography
THE NEXT ISSUE OF PROSPECT IS PUBLISHED ON 21ST APRIL
POLITICAL PUBLICATION OF THE YEAR
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