In 1988, Marxism Today put out a list of "modern" and "new" things. Now, with the future of the left forcing us to radically rethink the "new times", the New Statesman has updated the list for 2016.
Once again, history has conspired against the Palestinians – but as these books show, they cannot be wished away.
Saladin decapitated prisoners as ruthlessly as Isis does now - and Genghis Khan was brutal from childhood. But what can we learn from these men?
Grigson's recipes still have the power to surprise – God knows what readers in 1971 made of sushi with sweet beans – and her enthusiasm for her subject is utterly infectious.
After years of experimental exchanges with writer friends, she now drafts whole novels in weeks.
Her self-portraits have never felt so relevant.
Newspaper proprietors find it relatively easy to opt out of public life but Desmond is a salesman to the core.
The Unravelling isn’t really the story of the US occupation of Iraq; it is about how one intelligent woman realised what was going on, and yet slipped into a Stockholm syndrome relationship with the people she worked with.
Cornell was a wildly prolific artist, yet in this beautifully unfussy, almost minimalist survey of about 80 of his boxes and collages, you will find not a single dud.
The man behind television's most masterful political operator reveals the inspiration for his story, gives advice to the PM on the powers of persuasion, and recalls his own real-life political dramas.
The new documentary What’s Happened, Miss Simone makes an interesting point about the power of women singers using swear words.
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