Gilded youth
By Caroline Wyatt - 09 April 13:00

Caroline Wyatt talks to French lit idol Florian Zeller about Islam, fortune-telling and his precocio

We don't need your foreign models
By Jacques Attali - 09 April 13:00

Jacques Attali says France must modernise but not copy others

By Anonymous - 09 April 13:00

One of France's brightest literary stars, the writer and actor Rachid Djaïdani, portrays the seamy s

France: Vive la différence?
By Anonymous - 09 April 13:00

French voters go to the polls in two weeks in search of change but fearful of its consequences. Géra

Lost youth
By Frederic Niel - 09 April 13:00

Young French people are deeply frustrated by lack of opportunity and a lack of respect from their pa

By Simon Munnery - 05 April 13:58

The pleasure to be had on a beach in Spain, becoming mayor of Barcelona and other stories

Rules of engagement
By Adam Haigh - 05 April 12:49

The latest hostage situation leaves many wondering how best to approach already complicated relation

Crossing the divide
By Nadia Saint - 02 April 13:00

<strong>Two Caravans</strong>

Marina Lewycka <em>Fig Tree Press, 310pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 0670916

Blown away by the music
By Sam Alexandroni - 02 April 13:00

Observations on opera

Today, we have agreed
By John O'Farrell - 02 April 13:00

Observations on Northern Ireland

Learning the Welsh tongue
By Sian Berry - 02 April 11:52

Sian's on holiday in North Wales, taking a break from politics and enjoying that great country's cul

An American in Scotland...
By Hana Bieliauskas - 27 March 14:09

Hana Bieliauskas undertakes a virtual tour of Scotland and gets a taste for the real thing

The New Utopia
By Thomas Balogh - 26 March 13:00

The New Statesman's reaction to the creation of the European Economic Community from 30 March 1957

Worshipping the ancient Greek Gods
By Nikolaos Markoulakis - 22 March 11:58

The different gods of Ancient Greek polytheism and how they are worshipped

A tale of two Italys
By Tony Barber - 19 March 12:00

A furious row over competing projects - one to build a flood barrier for Venice, the other to constr

How will the dream end?
By Roger Boyes - 19 March 12:00

Over five decades the postwar European states have struggled to define a common purpose. But what ex

Britain: a laggard that could be a leader in tackling climate change
By Staff blogger - 19 March 12:00

This will be a long slog, and will require ingenuity and determination in the face of a relentless a

A blackboard epiphany in Ancient Delphi
By James Head - 19 March 9:47

How a schoolteacher's epiphany at Delphi led him to worship Apollo

Cameron's continued conjuring trick
By Martin Bright - 12 March 12:00

These past few weeks could have been torrid for the Conservative leader if Labour had not been in su

Look up the word "research" and what do you find?
By Mark Walport - 12 March 12:00

We're obsessed with privacy when it comes to research, while we are happy to tell banks and supermar

Freedom fighter
By John Gray - 12 March 12:00

Isaiah Berlin believed that humans make their own destiny. But his encounter with Adam von Trott, Hi

How Serbia could help
By Kim Bytyci - 12 March 12:00

How an assassination scuppered change in Serbia

Come back, euro - all is forgiven
By Ivan Massow - 26 February 12:00

In one area, David Cameron refuses to budge from old certainties - the single currency. Here, a Tory

Bald readers stop here!
By Adam Daniel Mezei - 19 February 12:00

Observations on Prague

From Norway to Hong Kong (via Dubrovnik)
By Chris Patten - 19 February 12:00

Each time I return to Hong Kong I see something new. But the view is still unbeatable, as are the cu

Love to hate you
By Mary Fitzgerald - 12 February 12:00

<strong>Uncouth Nation: why Europe dislikes America</strong>

Andrei S Markovits <em>Princeton Uni

Air of unreality
By William Cook - 05 February 12:00

William Cook finds that today's town planners have restored Dresden's historic buildings, but not it

Prague's No to Star Wars
By Sarah Birke - 05 February 12:00

Observations on Czech protests

Still the best of enemies
By John O'Farrell - 05 February 12:00

Observations on Northern Ireland

Trotsky in Mexico
By Kingsley Martin - 29 January 12:00

How former New Statesman editor Kingsley Martin went to Mexico to interview Trotsky in 1937