American Bolshevik
By Patrick Sawer - 09 April 10:18

Observations on espionage

Britain’s hidden religion
By Sholto Byrnes - 09 April 10:18

In last week’s NS a host of distinguished writers debated what place God should have in our society.

Black humour in Scotland Yard?
By Paul Evans - 03 April 12:13

The gathering of the clans

People's protest clogs city
By Anisha Ahmed - 02 April 16:39

Life in London slowed down as hotspots of protests sprang up in different parts of the city

Film as an act of love
By Sukhdev Sandhu - 02 April 12:47

Fifty years ago, François Truffaut’s Quatre cents coups
heralded a revolution in cinema. Sukhdev S

The new Irish rovers
By John McEntee - 02 April 12:47

Observations on emigration

Don't mention the war
By Neil Clark - 02 April 12:47

Observations on Serbia

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

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”.

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

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

By Misha Glenny - 12 March 9:28

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

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