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Preview II: Richard Dawkins interviews Christopher Hitchens
By George Eaton - 16 December 17:42

More exclusive extracts from Hitchens's final interview.

Web Only: best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 16 December 16:02

The five must-read posts from today, including Graydon Carter and Christopher Buckley's memories of

Christopher Hitchens, the enemy of the totalitarian
By Jason Cowley - 16 December 14:45

He had no equal in contemporary Anglo-American letters; there are followers and disciples but no hei

Preview: Tim Minchin on his love of Christmas
By Alice Gribbin - 16 December 14:37

Extracts from the comedian's article in the special Richard Dawkins guest-edited <em>New Statesman</

Is it a marathon, a sprint or jogging on the spot, Ed?
By Rafael Behr - 16 December 12:59

The Labour leader's strategy relies on voters one day realising that he was right all along. Then re

Christopher Hitchens in pictures
By Staff blogger - 16 December 12:40

A selection of videos of the late writer.

Christopher Hitchens: a New Statesman reader
By Helen Lewis - 16 December 10:06

Selected articles on, and by, the essayist from the <em>NS</em> archive.

Relief for Miliband as Labour wins by-election
By Samira Shackle - 16 December 9:37

Labour holds onto Feltham and Heston seat -- but was the 8.5 per cent swing from the Tories enough?

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 16 December 7:51

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's newspapers.

A young Christopher Hitchens outside the offices of the New Statesman.
Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011
By George Eaton - 16 December 5:40

A tribute to a brilliant essayist, orator and wit.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 15 December 16:11

The five must-read blogs from today, including France's broadside at England and Murdoch changing th

Do books "prime people for terrorism"?
By Fahad Ansari - 15 December 14:45

This week's terrorism conviction has serious implications for freedoms of speech and thought in mode

In defence of the Lib Dems
By Prateek Buch - 15 December 14:35

What's the point of the Lib Dems? Here's what.

Preview: Sam Harris on the free will delusion
By George Eaton - 15 December 12:19

The atheist author and neuroscientist on why we're not as free as we think.

Russia's post-election protests: a "no" to nihilism
By James Rodgers - 15 December 10:07

Is the country finally starting to believe in something?

Cameron's Europe bounce continues
By George Eaton - 15 December 9:16

New poll shows that Cameron's EU stance has significantly improved his leadership ratings.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 15 December 7:47

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

PMQs sketch: Grilled Miliband followed sautéed Clegg
By Peter McHugh - 14 December 17:45

The PM could not believe how he has gone from zero to hero without any planning.

Why something needs to be done about the betting industry
By Rowenna Davis - 14 December 16:39

There are increasing concerns that stores are becoming more concentrated in poor and deprived areas.

When does it not pay to be Muslim?
By Myriam Francois-Cerrah - 14 December 13:41

Here's a revolutionary concept: how about a TV character happens to be a Muslim and the plot revolve

Preview: Bill Gates makes the case for optimism
By Samira Shackle - 14 December 12:51

Exclusive extracts from Bill Gates' column on the wonders of innovation. in this week's NS.

Osborne called it wrong on private sector employment
By George Eaton - 14 December 12:25

New figures show that the private sector isn't making up for public sector job losses.

What lies behind the Tories' poll bounce?
By George Eaton - 14 December 9:11

The Tories surge past Labour in the polls after Cameron's rejection of a new EU treaty.

Morning Call: pick of the papers
By Staff blogger - 14 December 7:55

The ten must-read pieces from this morning's papers.

Coalition should "come clean" on child poverty
By Kayte Lawton - 13 December 17:10

Even the government doesn't think it can meet its own targets. A new plan is needed.

Web Only: the best of the blogs
By Staff blogger - 13 December 16:00

The five must-read blogs from today, including why Miliband should not embrace Clegg.

Michael Chanan's video blog: Protest Chile
By Michael Chanan - 13 December 13:49

FILM: What happens when you turn education into a business?

Political sketch: The missing Clegg
By Peter McHugh - 13 December 13:19

"Most despised man in Britain" award: an annual gong handed out to the Deputy PM on a weekly basis.

Preview: Richard Dawkins interviews Christopher Hitchens
By George Eaton - 13 December 13:11

Exclusive extracts from the writer's final interview.

In this week's New Statesman: Christmas issue, guest-edited by Richard Dawkins
By Alice Gribbin - 13 December 11:17

In conversation with Christopher Hitchens | Carol Ann Duffy interview | Bill Gates | Philip Pullma

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