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A one-term wonder

Hillary may win—but she is twenty years too late

I’ve come late to a whole-hearted embrace of Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President. Just when a whole flank of potential supporters—such as young women whom you might have assumed would back her—peel away and throw themselves into the campaign of Bernie Sanders, the blue-shirted, grey-haired senator from Vermont who describes himself as a socialist. She isn’t trusted, she’s not cool, is the chorus.

All the same, at this point in an extraordinary election year, it seems the most likely outcome that she wins the Democratic nomination and then the presidency. The prospect must then be though that she would have only one term in the White House, to be succeeded by someone more extreme.

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In Prospect’s May issue: Simon Taylor and Bronwen Maddox on why Hinkley Point C is an expensive gamble that might not pay off. Philip Collins examines Iain Duncan Smith’s tenure as Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and Lionel Shriver reveals why she stopped fighting being female. Alan Rusbridger responds to last month’s piece on the Guardian by Stephen Glover. Also in this issue: Nicholas Soames says there’s no such thing as "Project Fear” and Howard Davies reviews Melvyn King’s new book and suggests that we are vulnerable to another financial crisis. Plus Ruth Dudley Edwards examines the fading myths of the Easter Rising and Owen Hatherley suggests it’s time to look for a Plan B to solve London’s housing issues.