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Contents arts & books 88 New this month FiveBooks Recommended reading, this time from trevor phillips 73 A very British gagging
Forty years after Hair, playwrights and theatre directors face a new kind of censorship. john nathan. 75 A warming tale Ian McEwan’s latest novel is a work regulars 8 Prospect recommends The pick of the month’s events. 12 Diary Why prostitutes will be votingTory,
of “lab lit” genre fiction. philip ball 76 Cultural notebook
Disguised costume drama. sam leith 77 Shakespeare-gate plus nigel warburton on promises & stephen nickell on equality. 18 Letters plus stephen collins’s cartoon strip.
opinions 22 Tax the ground they walk on A new land tax would sort out the deficit. philippe legrain 23 Have you got it? To get ahead at work you need erotic capital. catherine hakim 25 Too much red meat
DavidCameron shouldn’t lurch to the right. phillip blond 26 Moving on The election showedIraq is moving
Why Greece should default. simon johnson & peter boone 71 Sporting life Tiger Woods. david goldblatt 96 Dear Wilhemina Is it selfish to adopt a child?coverstory37 Fight of the century America andChina are growing dangerously hostile to one another. Could this new conflict be worse than the cold war? ian bremmer forward. alice fordham 27 Bash the bishops Chuck the bishops out of the House science & technology 66 How to pick a winner
Why you won’t vote rationally at the election. michael bond 67 Lab briefing philip ball 68 Lucky strike Shale gas could transform energy supplies in the west. derek brower 69 Licence to kill andfinally 93 Enigmas & puzzles ian stewart 94 The generalist didymus 95 The Prospect listfeatures42 How to save it Prospect writers come up with the best ways to cut public spending. 46 The great escape In the near future, floating islands may house casinos, hospitals—and new societies. eamonn fingleton 50 Twenty years’ hard labour SierraLeone is the worst place in the world to have a baby.Conditions on aid are partly to blame. alex renton 56 Europe’s return to the faith How much willEurope’s growing Muslim population change the face of the continent? eric kaufmann 60 Time to let go of nanny A new vetting scheme for adults who work with children is an example of government overreach. ben rogers
You can’t stop the conspiracy theorists. robert winder 78 The end of class struggle in Europe PerryAnderson’s analysis ofEU
integration is utterly wrong-headed. andrew moravcsik 79 Private view Paul Nash’s vision. ben lewis 80 Performance notes Changing concerts. martin kettle 82 Words that think for us Caring. edward skidelsky 82 The way we were Political spending. ian irvine 83 Smallscreen
Drama’s back. peter bazalgette
FICTION 84 You can’t touch me A new story by blake morrison ofLords. iain mcleancorrespondents30 Washington watch Obama’s Mr Fixit. renegade 31 Brussels diary EU turf wars. manneken pis 32 China café Chinese cyclists. mark kitto 33 Letter from Karachi Pakistan’s everyman. jason burke 34 Letter from Paris
Why were drugs with lethal side effects used to treat dementia patients? jerome burne 70 The month ahead anjana ahujacolumnIStS 5 If I ruled the world Abolish schools! julian gough 10 Political notes The public sector. anne mcelvoy 16 Crisis watch
Boozing French chicks. jim pollard april 2010 · prospect · 3