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November 26, 2008

December Issue of Standpoint, the Social Affairs Unit's new cultural and political monthly - Out Now

Posted by Michael Mosbacher

27th November 2008 sees the publication of the December issue of Standpoint, the Social Affairs Unit's new cultural and political monthly.

Praise for the last issue:
Prospect's new rival, Standpoint, made a much better fist of things with a cover story, "Obama's mean machine"…Standpoint offered a genuinely new insight into Obama.
Roy Greenslade

The best issue yet.
Clive James

Bowie and Berlin
Tobias Rüther celebrates David Bowie’s Berlin years. The star’s love affair with the divided city reached a climax when he foreshadowed the fall of the Berlin wall.

Obama Around the World
R. W. Johnson on African attitudes towards the first black US president; Emanuele Ottolenghi offers Obama advice on the Middle East; Louis Amis reports from New York over election week, and Daisy Waugh takes a satirical look at the chattering classes' reactions to Obama's victory.

Terrorism and Business
In the wake of the controversy over the publication of The Jewel of Medina, Luke Johnson and Michael Burleigh discuss the perils businesses face when confronted by violent extremists, corrupt governments and political correctness.

The Mole
Standpoint's BBC insider exposes the ineptitude surrounding the Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand controversy.

Overrated/Underrated
Brendan Simms castigates Eric Hobsbawm, and Andrew Roberts praises Jeremy Black.

Plus: Alain de Botton, Anthony Daniels, Paul Johnson, Douglas Murray, Andrew Roberts, Roger Scruton, Gisela Stuart, Anthony Thwaite, Adam Zamoyski and more.


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