By W W Crotch - 05 September 10:25
In a profile from the New Statesman archive, literary scholar and social critic William Walter Crotch remembers his days in Munich, and the "militant edition of charlie chaplin" he encountered on the streets and in the local bierkeller.
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 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 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 Philip Maughan - 02 May 7:59
“He really wanted to use the cartoon to change the world, to try to engineer opinions.”
By Adrian Smith - 03 April 8:42
Meet the first editor of the <em>New Statesman</em>.
By Kingsley Martin - 02 April 15:15
From the archive.
By New Statesman - 14 March 16:01
Last train to nowhere.
By Hugh Purcell - 07 March 13:12
War hero, Labour MP, New Statesman editor, diplomat, TV interviewer: John Freeman, now in his nineties, combined celebrity with impenetrable privacy. In the first of a series of articles to celebrate the NS centenary, we explore the remarkable life of a m
By Mary Riddell - 18 December 12:00
A "boring left-wing liberal" who despairs of standards at the BBC.