NS Essay - Fighting the spectre of the far right
By Godfrey Hodgson - 10 June 13:00

Populist politicians who hold government in contempt and raise the alarm about "outsiders" can be st

Thinking the unthinkable
By Philip Kerr - 10 June 13:00

Can we imagine a nuclear war? The novelist Philip Kerr returns to an invented scenario that now seem

The holy name of liberty
By Arundhati Roy - 10 June 13:00

With each battle cry against Pakistan, India inflicts a wound on herself. As nationalism becomes syn

Cristina Odone spots a sex tourist
By Cristina Odone - 10 June 13:00

In Goa, the loner among the hotel guests squats and talks to the boys on the beach reports Cristina

The end of multiculturalism
By John Lloyd - 27 May 13:00

The west is finding that there are limits to its tolerance of minorities where their beliefs clash v

The NS Essay - How my father spied for peace
By Natasha Walter - 20 May 13:00

Forty years ago, activists, among them Nicolas Walter, found secret government plans for the British

Let them all come
By Nick Cohen - 20 May 13:00

It's not a soft touch welfare system that makes Britain a magnet for immigrants; it's our need for c

Burger secrets
By Theodore Dalrymple - 20 May 13:00

Observations on fast food

The people take to the streets again
By John Lloyd - 13 May 13:00

In Italy, France, Venezuela, Argentina, the Netherlands, the big issues are being fought through mar

End of capitalism would be nice
By Johann Hari - 06 May 13:00

Observations - May Day protests

The NS Essay - A target for destructive ferocity
By John Gray - 29 April 13:00

Joseph Conrad's world, where terrorists plotted to blow up the Royal Observatory, speaks to our own.

Champagne anarchists
By Johann Hari - 29 April 13:00

May Day was once for the workers; now it's a protest festival for the wealthy and privileged

The poppies that feed the farmers
By Christopher Lord - 22 April 13:00

Afghanistan's rulers are waging the wrong drug war

A leader of unrivalled stature?
By Nick Cohen - 22 April 13:00

The more you go into Kissinger's record, the stronger the case for a prosecution. So why is he feted

Who really downed the twin towers?
By Johann Hari - 22 April 13:00

Was 11 September actually the work of the CIA? Why is no plane visible on photos taken seconds befor

No parking tickets for Jews
By Adam Sage - 15 April 13:00

<em>Middle East War</em> - . . . and other myths flourish among young Muslims in France as the press

The return of imperialism
By John Lloyd - 15 April 13:00

Empire is no longer a dirty word: it is now a respectable debating point among thinkers and politici

The terrible lesson of Colonel Adams
By Andrew Stephen - 15 April 13:00

As the US pursues a terrorist war, it looks all too likely to repeat the British errors that handed

What about Hollywood making a film called Operation Cyclone, telling how the CIA trained Islamic terrorists and starring Bruce Willis as Bush?
By John Pilger - 08 April 13:00

I sat down the other night to watch Mai Masri's film Frontiers of Dreams and Fears. It was on videotape; like most of her remarkable work about the Palestinians, ten films in all, it has not been shown in the cinema or on television in this country.

Now the protesters box clever
By Johann Hari - 01 April 13:00

The anti-globalisation activists have a new idea: to bankrupt the World Bank. Johann Harion why they

The New Statesman Essay - The decay of the free market</B>
By John Gray - 25 March 12:00

The IMF and the World Bank carry on as if nothing had changed, but it is already clear that we have

Bhopal refuses to flip the page
By John Elliott - 25 March 12:00

After more than 17 years, thousands of Indians still suffer from the lethal gases that leaked from a

Ain't bust, so does it need fixing?
By James Buchan - 18 March 12:00

The arguments for invading Iraq and overthrowing Saddam are moral, not strategic, argues James Bucha

Middle East: no goodies or baddies
By Staff blogger - 18 March 12:00

It is hard to resist taking sides in the Middle East. The atrocities that Hindus and Muslims visit upon each other on the Indian subcontinent or the even more horrific clashes between Hutus and Tutsis in Africa cause us merely to wring our hands.

The Coca-Cola man who had a vision
By Mark Leonard - 11 March 12:00

Craig Cohon got very near the top in selling fizzy drinks. Then he heard Bill Clinton speak and gave

Demons in the night
By Staff blogger - 11 March 12:00

On 27 February, the Times ran an extraordinary story which has not been reported elsewhere.

When the dollars run out
By Meb Cutlack - 04 March 12:00

Belize keeps selling off its assets to foreign companies. Now the country is bleeding itself dry to

The New Statesman Essay - Mad, bad and dangerous
By Colin Tudge - 04 March 12:00

Whether it's the MMR vaccine or GM foods, people distrust what scientists tell them. And they are pe

The poor, alas, are still with us
By Barbara Gunnell - 04 March 12:00

Another big international conference on how to beat poverty starts any day now. But don't hold your

My own contribution to the war on terrorism is to promise my New Statesman earnings to anyone who'll kill Bush
By Mark Thomas - 04 March 12:00

A basic rule of life is: never cross a picket line, unless it is the police who are on strike. Then you have to, as a point of principle. Nor should it stop there.