By William S Burroughs - 05 February 17:08
On the centenary of his birth, we republish William S Burroughs's 1966 New Statesman essay on apomorphine, the drug which helped him kick his heroin habit in London.
By Clifford Sharp - 10 October 11:13
Reflections on the General Strike of 1926.
By Paul Johnson - 26 September 13:01
The historian and journalist Paul Johnson made his name writing for and then editing (1965-70) the New Statesman, but gave up on socialism in the 1970s and became a Thatcherite.
By Hugh Purcell - 22 August 6:00
Writer Hugh Purcell remembers encounters with Oswald Mosley, founder of the British Union of Fascists, whose last letter was a complaint to the NS.
By The Old Statesman - 16 August 14:00
From the archive: Football legend Danny Blanchflower on the 1963 Brazilian team after their appearance at Wembley, "prince and heirs" to the crown of world football.
By John Freeman - 15 August 8:50
29 November 1963: "The shock and the grief are universal and so great. Emotions have poured out - and they have gilded the truth."
By Bithia Large - 31 July 10:00
The BBC's Meeting Myself Coming Back this week features the novelist Martin Amis, who remembers his days as Literary Editor at the New Statesman and explains why he had to leave.
By D H Lawrence - 24 July 11:42
"We have brought it about ourselves—by a Ruhr occupation, by an English nullity, and by a German false will. We have done it ourselves. But apparently it was not to be helped."
By Roger Woddis - 22 July 16:11
A poem by Roger Woddis.
By Matthew Taunton - 18 July 12:45
In 1934 H G Wells interviewed Joseph Stalin in Moscow. The fallout from the meeting led to a battle between three intellectual powerhouses - Shaw, Keynes and Wells - each of whom argued for their own vision of socialism in the UK.
By Ivor Powell - 04 July 18:26
After 27 years in detention the release of Nelson Mandela was awaited like a second coming. On the eve of the prison doors opening Ivor Powell wondered if he could fulfil these great expectations.
By Shaun Johnson - 04 July 18:12
On 7 September 1992, 28 ANC supporters and one policeman were shot dead in Bisho after protesting in an attempt to have the Xhosa “homeland” of Ciskei reincorporated into South Africa. Less than a month later, Shaun Johnson spoke to Nelson Mandela about h
By Sarah Baxter - 04 July 17:59
From the New Statesman, 15 April 1994. The assassination of Chris Hani, the leader of the South African Communist Party, in 1993, proved a turning point. As the country threatened to erupt in violence, a date for the first multiracial general election was
By Adrian Smith - 28 June 14:41
Remembering the former NS staffer, who died on 18 June.
By William Empson - 16 June 13:07
William Empson on Richard Ellmann's classic James Joyce biography, from the NS archive.
By Sarah Baxter - 10 June 16:50
While the ANC has spent years bravely resisting apartheid, it has no experience of government. Sarah Baxter assesses the problems facing Nelson Mandela in power.
By Marek Kohn - 10 June 15:35
Marek Kohn examines Nelson Mandela's image through the prism of the mass media world.
By Angus Wilson - 04 June 10:25
The novelist and short story writer Angus Wilson writing in the New Statesman on the Coronation festivities in Essex in 1953: "As our car came down the hill, we could see the jolly jack tar hats and ribbons that mark the merry morris, and there indeed it
By Naomi Klein - 02 May 13:12
After worldwide May Day riots, Naomi Klein argues in favor of the anti-corporate movement's "decentralised" nature.
By Philip Maughan - 02 May 7:59
“He really wanted to use the cartoon to change the world, to try to engineer opinions.”
By The Old Statesman - 29 April 13:44
Diana Quick, Margi Clarke, Vanessa Redgrave and others.
By Eric Hobsbawm - 25 April 6:55
18 February 1966.
By Benny Pollack - 22 April 16:05
30 September 1988.
By Leonard Woolf - 19 April 15:59
From our correspondence.
By Kate Hudson - 18 April 12:15
Kate Hudson, General Secretary of CND, recalls her first trip to Greenham Common.