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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  |  July 2021  

The July edition of The Critic, the magazine of ideas, offers a wealth of summer reading.

Sarah Ditum finds young adult fiction utterly dismal, D.J. Taylor charts the decline of the founder-publisher as literary patron, and there are portraits of authors as diverse as Flashman’s creator, George MacDonald Fraser, and France’s novelist of modern discontents, Michel Houellebecq.

Jonathan Glancey looks forward to Great British Railways redesigning a more glamorous livery than the privatised franchises managed over the last twenty years, Sir Matthew Pinsent leads the sporting coverage, and a trip to Privolnoye reveals what the locals really think of their most famous son, Mikhail Gorbachev.

Plus all the latest books, cultural events and social trends are picked over by The Critic’s reviewers and “table talkers.”

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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