The Allure of War

Issue 985

The Allure of War

With the simultaneous release of the films Coriolanus and War Horse, Ralph Fiennes and retired colonel Tim Collins share their thoughts on how war reflects society today

Elsewhere in this week’s Big Issue…

Almost 70 years on from the landmark Beveridge report, leading public figures assess its legacy in shaping the British welfare state

Alastair Campbell plays the bagpipes and turns down knighthoods in Letter To My Younger Self

Robbie Savage takes us through his week

Plus Street Lights, Guess Whose iPod, competitions and much more!