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Plots, plots and more plots

This week's New Statesman features three men under fire. Here at home, our political correspondent James Macintyre tells the inside story of the plot to oust Gordon Brown -- the story we broke online on Wednesday lunchtime.

James has also got the inside scoop on a brewing backbench revolt against the Speaker, John Bercow.

Across the Atlantic, the Washington Post correspondent Alec MacGillis offers a fascinating assessment of President Barack Obama's first year in office. You can see a taster online of our cover story, "A year of living dangerously", but to read the full piece get yourself along to a decent newsagent.

Elsewhere, Francis Beckett says baby boomers have betrayed their children; the Dublin-based journalist Rob Brown says that if you want a foretaste of the Tories' economic policy look to the meltdown in Ireland; and Will Self discusses Princess Diana and the cult of the roadside shrine.

In Culture, Ryan Gilbey applauds the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road; Rachel Cooke isn't convinced by Edie Falco's Nurse Jackie; and Daniel Trilling surveys Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance".

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