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“What’s wrong with your stupid computer?”—My wife, about 10 days ago.

“Nothing,”—Me.

“Oh yeah?”—Wife.

As usual, she turned out to be right. My elderly desktop seldom runs anything more taxing than Microsoft Word, so works just about fine. But as soon as my wife sat down to edit a short video for her father’s 70th birthday party, it went over like Chris Christie trying to run the Marathon des Sables. It lurched. It burped. It played for time. It went blank and stared catatonically into whatever passes in a computer’s mind for the middle distance. Finally it collapsed altogether with a dreadful whirring of the fan.

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In Prospect’s June issue: Bronwen Maddox lays out the case for Britain to stay in Europe—the position taken by the magazine. Mikhail Gorbachev explains his hopes for Russia, suggesting that the claim democracy is bad for Russia is “balderdash.” Rachel Sylvester looks at the Conservative Party and explores what might happen to the Tories after the EU referendum. Also in this issue: Nicholas Shaxson and Alex Cobham unpick the world of hidden money and what Britain can do about tax havens. Neil Kinnock argues that Labour isn’t making progress under Jeremy Corbyn and Jason Burke examines Islamic State and the networks that underpin their attacks. Plus Stephen Bayley asks was BritArt any good?
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