Between October 1931 and August 1943, George Orwell wrote a string of reviews and essays for the NS. So why did he aim such vitriol at Kingsley Martin and why did they fall out over the Spanish civil war? D J Taylor and Adrian Smith present two different views.
Jonathan Derbyshire looks back at his predecessors in the literary editor’s chair.
The best of all possible worlds.
Are there any Tolstoyans left?
The signs are good - the printing press has been good enough for every generation since Gutenberg, after all.
Ed Smith's "Left Field" column.
By 70, will I be screeching about immigrants from an enormous throne made of my clippings?
The defenders of universal benefits must speak up before it is too late.
Telling the story of Scotland.
3 March 1917.
Enviable curves v skinny self-control.
18 February 1966.
The Books Interview.
The poet and essayist Edward Thomas's well-loved poem was first published in the New Statesman in June 1917, shortly after his death at the Battle of Arras.
Nicholas Lezard's "Down and Out" column.
Hunter Davies' "The Fan" column.
We need our meadows and oceans to teem with wild creatures. The badger cull is a sign of our broken relationship with the natural world.
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