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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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The Critic  |  June 2021  

The June edition of The Critic, the magazine of ideas for open-minded readers, brings the East to the West this month with a range of articles about the rise of China.
Rana Mitter examines if Beijing’s deteriorating relations with Washington, London and Sydney were inevitable or a consequence of specific policies and personalities and whether the current level of interdependence prevents the relationship from sinking further. Patrick Porter looks at America’s options for containing China, Oliver Wiseman measures China’s success in shaping American debate and the veteran Australian reporter, Paul Raffaele, recalls his time as the first accredited foreign television correspondent in Mao’s Peking in the 1970s.

Closer to home, Lewis Baston outlines how and where Labour could work productively to form a left-progressive alliance with the Liberal Democrats and the Greens, while Robin Ashenden thinks he knows what Kenneth Tynan’s response would be to the guidelines for critics recently introduced by the actors’ union, Equity. John Kampfner charts the life of Horst Mahler, the former Baader-Meinhof lawyer and accomplice who converted to neo-Nazism, and Tim Abrahams argues that adaptation rather than preservation will better conserve modernist architecture.

Plus, the magazine’s cultural critics, table talkers, cartoonist and parodists put the present day in perspective.

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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