The New Statesman Century
To celebrate one hundred years of the New Statesman, we have published a comprehensive anthology of the best and boldest writing from our archive.
The New Statesman Centuryis a superb selection of the best political and cultural writing of the last hundred years.
You can now own it in a single digital edition, available from Amazon. It contains hundreds of articles not to be found anywhere else, including...
- Christopher Hitchens' final interview, conducted by Richard Dawkins
- H G Wells’s notorious interview with Joseph Stalin from 1934
- Philip Larkin on the “addictive excitement” of a public library
- An early excerpt from Christopher Isherwood’s diaries as he travelled around China with W H Auden
- Christabel Pankhurst on the suffragette movement
- George Orwell on London’s poor
- Bertrand Russell’s open letter to General Eisenhower and Nikita Khrushchev at the height of the Cold War (plus their astonishing replies)
- J B Priestley’s “Britain and the Nuclear Bombs”, the furious article that launched CND
- C P Snow’s famous “Two Cultures” essay
...as well as contributions by Virginia Woolf, Hugh Grant, Eric Hobsbawm, Julian Barnes, Gore Vidal, Graham Greene, Rebecca West, E M Forster, D H Lawrence, Seamus Heaney, T S Eliot and John Maynard Keynes – plus landmark interviews and profiles of Tony Blair, Harold Wilson, Margaret Thatcher, Mahatma Gandhi, and Winston Churchill.