The leading magazine of ideas, current affairs and culture

Prospect has established itself as the must-read title for those with a keen interest in politics, economics, history, philosophy, science, literature and the arts.

Prospect’s depth sets it apart. Each issue brings together the sharpest minds on the events and ideas that define the modern world. What results is an entertaining, informative and open-minded magazine that mixes compelling argument and clear headed analysis with elegance and vitality in design.

As a Prospect reader you will benefit from:

- The big ideas that are shaping our world
- Independent thinking and debate
- In-depth analysis by the world's best writers
- A wide range of opinions, to challenge your own

Prospect delivers cutting-edge and contrarian argument in-depth and in advance from voices including Mikhail Gorbachev, Will Self and Joseph Stiglitz. You may not always agree—but we will promote great debate and challenge current thinking.

"Political writing for grown-ups, well beyond the party political playpen... Europe's outstanding political and cultural monthly"

Andrew Marr, BBC Presenter and Political Commentator

"Prospect is simply the best of its kind: provocative yet detached; thoughtful, and elegantly written. An important read without being self-important"

Jonathan Dimbleby, Broadcast Journalist


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Subscriptions are also available within the application. A subscription will start from the next released issue.

Available subscriptions are:

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*This subscription has a free trial period of 30 days. At the end of the 30 days the full price of the subscription will be charged. You may cancel a subscription during its free trial period via the subscription settings on your iTunes account. This must be done 24 hours before the end of the subscription period to avoid being charged.

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What’s New

Version 6.0.0

Improved reading experience
iPhone X support
Bug fixes and other improvements

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Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
2 Ratings
2 Ratings
Milad Naseri ,

Good content, bad layout

I love this magazine. I used to be a subscriber, reader, and reviewer all the way from Iran, wherein getting the magazine was not as easy as other places.
I still love the content and the insight. It is, therefore, a shame in my opinion that this content is present the way it is on my iPhone. I have an iPhone 6, which by all accounts is quite large. Despite that, I can tell you that the content is not easy to read, particularly on pages with a single column layout.
It is as though you are being presented with a scanned version of the print edition, which is most likely the case.
I would have liked to see something more device-specific from the intelligent and bright illustrators and designers of this fabulous magazine. It is very hard for me to keep on reading content. I involuntarily get my nose into the phone, which other than making me look silly, is quite harmful to the back and the neck.
Anyway, I hope the editors will see this and do something about it. I am glad that I used the trial period. I most likely will stick to subscribing to the print version, which gives me access to the PDF version of the editions, which basically offers the same amount of content layout as the current application, with the benefit of being able to search the content, copy interesting tidbits for clipping, as well as presenting me with a nice, linked table of contents.

ABeatty ,

Not great

This is a fairly poorly designed app all round. tests essentially a glorified PDF reader. Unlike the New Yorker, the Economist or Businessweek it is up to the reader to fit the screen to the text rather than the text automatically fitting the screen (think the difference between viewing a website with lots of horizontal scrolling through a standard browser versus safari 'reader' mode). The end result is your stuck with text that is overly small or you have to zoom and maneuver between columns, which is a pain. The download speed is also poor. The magazine is still readable, but it's a bit of chore. This is all a shame because it detracts from the editorial content of the magazine which ranges from excellent to not quite so excellent.

Iamojuve ,

Easy to access the great prospect content.

Clean and easy to use. Prefer over the actual magazine. Would be nice to have some feature to favorite articles or flag a specific point in an article.


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