Jonathan Derbyshire is Managing Editor of Prospect. He was formerly Culture Editor of the New Statesman.

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The Staggers
13 June 2010
In an article for the NS last year, the Oxford political theorist and Next Left blogger Stuart White plotted a map of...
Cultural Capital
31 May 2010
In my review of Jonathan Coe's new novel, The Terrible Privacy of Maxwell Sim, I made a connection between the...
Books
31 May 2010
A few years ago, the American novelist Jonathan Franzen wrote an essay that addressed the "question of how to be...
Cultural Capital
30 May 2010
Dennis Hopper, who died yesterday at the age of 74, figured prominently in David Flusfeder's recent piece for the NS on...
Culture
28 May 2010
Jay, the protagonist in your novel Black Water Rising, is a veteran of the American civil rights movement. Is he...
The Staggers
26 May 2010
I was irritated by a piece Julian Glover wrote in the Guardian last week and meant to blog about it. An excellent post...
The Staggers
19 May 2010
The BBC's Paul Mason, economics editor of Newsnight, has written a fascinating piece for the next issue of the NS on...
Cultural Capital
10 May 2010
This is an opportune moment, following Gordon Brown's momentous statement earlier today, to revisit my Books Interview...
The Staggers
09 May 2010
Alan Watkins, one of the longest-serving political columnists in British journalism, died yesterday at the age of 77.He...
Ideas
06 May 2010
How optimistic are you about the future of the book?I don't think the book of paper and ink will disappear, as long as...
Cultural Capital
06 May 2010
I blogged on The Staggers on Monday about Gordon Brown's remarkable speech, which ended with an allusion to Cicero and...
Politics
05 May 2010
Modern politicians often sound as if they are speaking the same desiccated, drearily technocratic language. That has...
The Staggers
03 May 2010
Many years ago, the American political philosopher Michael Walzer wrote a lovely little essay entitled "A Day in...
Cultural Capital
03 May 2010
Fred Halliday, the writer and academic who, in the last two decades of his life, became one of the most interesting and...
Cultural Capital
25 April 2010
The novelist and poet Alan Sillitoe died today at the age of 82. In 2007, Sillitoe wrote a short piece for the New...

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