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The magazine’s award-winning team of editors and contributors seek to engage readers with great writing, arresting photography, intelligent analysis, bold campaigns and trenchant argument. For a century, our mission has been to provide readers with a rigorous examination of political culture as well as to amuse and entertain.

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Our contributors are worldly, thoughtful, curious and demanding and the best in their fields. Their wit, humour and good judgement mean the New Statesman is that rare treat - a really good and intelligent read. In recognition of the magazine’s qualities, Jason Cowley was named the British Society of Magazine Editors Newspaper & Current Affairs Magazines Editor of the Year 2009 and 2011.

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