Pick of the week
Best of NS in print and online.
From the magazine
Samira Shackle meets the new head of Ofsted, Michael Wilshaw.
Iain Duncan Smith's fretting about poverty is no replacement for an empathetic prime minister, writes Rafael Behr.
The former Massachusetts governor defends the interests of the rich and powerful at all costs, writes Mehdi Hasan.
All-male panel show line-ups are making me lose my sense of humour, says Helen Lewis-Hasteley.
The award-winning writer and former New Statesman literary editor hangs up her biographer's coat with a life of Dickens . . . and contemplates one of her own. By Sophie Elmhirst.
From the web
Rafael Behr on Liam Fox's protracted departure.
Gavin Kelly says the US president needs to recognise the resentments that have sparked the 99% movement.
The Daily Mail editor on corrections, self-regulation and liberals who loathe the tabloids. By Steven Baxter.
The Prime Minister could end up with a reputation as the man who broke the NHS, writes Rafael Behr.
Writer makes first public appearance for months in Texas, notes George Eaton.