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The Critic Magazine

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Packed with challenging ideas, diversions and thoughtful reflections, The Critic pushes back against a self-regarding and troubling consensus that finds critical voices triggering, insensitive and disrespectful. Each issue carefully examines the world of politics, art, literature and ideas, and is designed for open-minded readers who appreciate honest criticism and a variety of intellectually stimulating material.


The Critic highlights that the point of honest criticism is to better approach the truth, not deny its possibility. Therefore, each issue aims to unpack political and cultural debates, diversions, opinions, and today’s current affairs in an earnest, honest and playful way.


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March 24 The March issue of The Critic magazine uncovers the extent of Britain’s crisis on campus. Edward Skidelsky explains why contrarian thinking has become dangerous for academics’ career prospects. David Butterfield and James Orr examine how power has shifted from the scholars to the administrators and what this means for intellectual life, and Marcus Walker discovers why theological colleges are out of favour even with the Church of England. Also, Michael Lind finds fault with the research university model, and Sebastian Milbank unpicks the scandal of overseas students being offered lower grades than home students and backdoor entry into British universities — and why this financial model is a Ponzi scheme being stretched to the brink of collapse. Also in the March issue of The Critic, Patrick Porter points out the fallacy in the claim that Britain has successfully transitioned to becoming a global “soft power” leader, Barendina Smedley celebrates the art of Eric Ravilious, Alasdair Palmer admires Orvieto pottery, Sarah Ditum identifies Justin Timberlake’s dilemma and Michael Henderson shares his top racing tips for the Cheltenham Festival. All this and the sharpest reviews on contemporary literature, the arts, gastronomy, fashion, and sport.


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The March issue of The Critic magazine uncovers the extent of Britain’s crisis on campus. Edward Skidelsky explains why contrarian thinking has become dangerous for academics’ career prospects. David Butterfield and James Orr examine how power has shifted from the scholars to the administrators and what this means for intellectual life, and Marcus Walker discovers why theological colleges are out of favour even with the Church of England. Also, Michael Lind finds fault with the research university model, and Sebastian Milbank unpicks the scandal of overseas students being offered lower grades than home students and backdoor entry into British universities — and why this financial model is a Ponzi scheme being stretched to the brink of collapse.

Also in the March issue of The Critic, Patrick Porter points out the fallacy in the claim that Britain has successfully transitioned to becoming a global “soft power” leader, Barendina Smedley celebrates the art of Eric Ravilious, Alasdair Palmer admires Orvieto pottery, Sarah Ditum identifies Justin Timberlake’s dilemma and Michael Henderson shares his top racing tips for the Cheltenham Festival. All this and the sharpest reviews on contemporary literature, the arts, gastronomy, fashion, and sport.
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The Critic is Britain’s new monthly magazine that focuses on politics, art, literature, opinions, challenging ideas, diversions and more. Co-edited by Michael Mosbacher and Christopher Montgomery, The Critic speaks against a dangerous consensus that finds critical voices triggering, troubling, insensitive and disrespectful. Each monthly issue is comprised of highly honest and informed writing, rigorous content and thoughtful reflections from an opinion society.


The Critic provides open-minded readers with an honest view of all sides of today’s political and cultural debates, as well as asking the hard-hitting questions that other publications won’t. Discover a variety of regular features that speak honestly and lucidly about today’s current affairs and explore the opinions which govern modern Britain and so much more in every monthly issue.


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