Wheeler welcome your money
By Nigel Farage - 31 March 18:48

The UKIP leader on why he's happy to take Stuart Wheeler's cash - even if he plans to vote Tory at t

What G20 countries want
By George Eaton - 30 March 15:48

As the leaders of the world's biggest economies gather in London we look at some of the competing de

We are staring into the abyss
By Staff blogger - 26 March 10:11

Not so long ago, it was being said by some of those close to the Prime Minister that the gathering of world leaders at the G20 summit in London on 2 April would offer Gordon Brown a chance to lead – and be seen to lead – the international community as it grapples with the worst economic crisis i

Permission to dance?
By Nigel Farage - 24 March 14:52

We used to understand those who offered themselves on call to help in an emergency were a benefit to

Chinks in his Armani
By Ryan Gilbey - 19 March 11:48

The life of Italy’s malevolent former leader is rendered in unforgiving style

<strong>Il Divo (15

The paradise that wasn’t
By Andrew Billen - 19 March 11:48

Mark Ravenhill is an awe-inspiring dramatist, despite his dubious politics

<strong>Over There</st

Cameron's Euro gamble
By David Clark - 17 March 10:29

The Tory break with the EPP grouping in the European Parliament could spell trouble for the party, f

Prague
By Misha Glenny - 12 March 9:28

'As political drama, the Velvet Revolution
could not have been better scripted, and it was
all e

With Hitler and his pals
By Jonathan Derbyshire - 12 March 9:28

<strong>The Kindly Ones</strong>
Jonathan Littell, translated by Charlotte Mandell
<em>Chatto & Wi

All the world’s a stage
By Brian Logan - 12 March 9:28

<em>Brian Logan</em> meets Lisa Goldman, who is bringing an eclectic international vision to the Soh

The future belongs to crowds
By Staff blogger - 12 March 9:28

The memorable events of history, wrote the psychologist Gustave Le Bon in his book The Crowd, “are the visible effects of the invisible changes of human thought”.

Hillsborough
By Andrew Hussey - 12 March 9:28

Andrew Hussey recalls the tragedy that changed football and made it seem as if an obscure curse was

Berlin
By Steve Crawshaw - 12 March 9:28

The fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989 was the culmination of months of protest across communi

Trial by firing squad
By Paul Davies - 12 March 9:28

“This was revolution in the usual style, with barricades and bloodshed.” Paul Davies recalls the Chr

A marketplace of outrage
By Kenan Malik - 12 March 9:28

British Muslims took to the streets and burned copies of Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses. Here w

Callous and brutal murders
By Alistair Carmichael - 11 March 14:09

'For the past eighteen months or so the threat from dissident republicans has been steadily increasi

Women and the recession
By Jean Lambert - 07 March 12:12

Marking International Women's Day 2009, Jean Lambert MEP assesses the impact of the economic downtur

Deliver us from evil
By Robert Hanks - 05 March 10:49

<strong>The Post Office Girl</strong>

Stefan Zweig

<em>Sort Of Books, 265pp, £7.99</em>

A painter under the influence
By Tim Adams - 05 March 10:49

The myth that Picasso sprang forth as a fully formed genius is neatly undermined by the National Gal

China's power to dominate
By Sean Carey - 03 March 16:59

Until China cracks the cultural code involved in branding and marketing it will remain in many ways

The making of Maggie
By Michael White - 26 February 16:23

As the world awaits Charles Moore's authorised biography, Michael White looks at what so many writer

Please, sir, can we have some more?
By Ryan Gilbey - 26 February 16:23

Here's a classroom drama that is neither lecture nor tear-stained ode

<strong>The Class (15)</str

When silence speaks loudest
By Sue Hubbard - 26 February 16:23

Can you treat the Holocaust as an appropriate subject for contemporary art? Not if you use it to giv

The David Miliband interviews
By Jason Cowley - 20 February 17:30

In extracts from his exclusive interviews with the New Statesman, David Miliband talks about his childhood, the current state of British domestic politics, and his outlook on foreign affairs.

Welcome to England
By Vesna Maric - 19 February 12:02

At the age of 16, Vesna Maric fled the war in her native Bosnia. Here she recalls her arrival as a r

Tsars in their eyes
By Simon Akam - 19 February 12:02

<strong>The Coronation</strong>

Boris Akunin

<em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 311pp, £16.99</em>

''I never intended to challenge Gordon''
By Jason Cowley - 19 February 12:02

Caricatured as an über-Blairite and criticised for the leadership challenge that never was, David Mi

Lords taking liberties?
By Paul Evans - 13 February 14:04

The best of the politics blogs brought to you by Paul Evans. This week read about the Geert Wilders

Q&A Martin Jacques
By Staff blogger - 13 February 9:26

From this week Martin Jacques former editor of <em>Marxism Today</em> will be a regular NS columnist

Profile: Pope Benedict XVI
By John Cornwell - 12 February 10:29

The Pope is emerging as an ultra-reactionary. First he antagonised Muslims. Now he has outraged Jewish groups by favouring a Holocaust denier.

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