Resilience - Weathering the storm
By Richard Reeves - 24 July 13:00

Why are some people so much better than others at bouncing back?

Old-fashioned diplomacy remains the only route to peace
By Staff blogger - 24 July 13:00

The neo-cons are seizing on the crisis to vindicate their view that diplomacy is simply appeasement

World stage: Is Reuters risking its reputation?
By Michela Wrong - 24 July 13:00

A small revolution occurred in the media world last month, although I doubt if many people noticed. A story published by the Reuters international news agency appeared with the word "I" in it.

Ten tips for smart learning
By Erin Roof - 24 July 13:00

1 - Be open to learning

Yes, old dogs can learn new tricks. Building up skills through all stages of life fosters motivation and success and improves self esteem. It keeps people at the cutting edge of their fields.

2 - Find out how you learn

Monuments to the missing
By Jonathan Meades - 17 July 13:00

<strong>The Memorial to the Missing of the Somme</strong>

Gavin Stamp <em>Profile Books, 224pp, £1

Don't panic: it's only a leaky reactor
By Andrew Billen - 17 July 13:00

The scaremongers are wrong - a little radiation may even be good for you

<strong>Horizon: nuclear

Atrocity factor
By David Anderson - 17 July 13:00

Observations on empire

The Third Afghan War
By Herbert Sidebotham - 17 July 13:00

<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 16 August 1919.</strong>

This conflict was

Men behaving badly
By Sue Hubbard - 17 July 13:00

Damien Hirst learned his bad-boy posturing from the Romantics, finds Sue Hubbard

How to pick your podcasts
By Rachel Cooke - 17 July 13:00

Summer is here: enjoy radio alfresco on your iPod

Changing the rules*
By Sadakat Kadri - 17 July 13:00

Can you make jury service go away? And are you responsible for the bag of tricks on your doormat? Le

Shake your money maker
By Becky Hogge - 17 July 13:00

Becky Hogge predicts the second dotcom boom - and bust

Oil: We're addicted
By James Buchan - 17 July 13:00

James Buchan has been writing about oil since the 1970s. Here, at a moment when steepling prices, po

History: flux or narrative?
By John Gray - 17 July 13:00

Hegel's notion of progress is oddly relevant to today's politics, finds John Gray

When will the oil run out?
By Brian Cathcart - 17 July 13:00

It won't. Certainly not in the sense that humans will ever empty the last oil well of the last drop.

A Rethinking Sermon
By Ralph Miliband - 17 July 10:38

<strong>Taken from the <em>New Statesman</em> archive, 7 November 1959.</strong>

Even today, when

Internet killed the video star
By Viv Groskop - 10 July 13:00

As the digital revolution gathers pace and the export of American culture becomes increasingly fraug

From top to bottom
By Marek Kohn - 10 July 13:00

It is time for the left to rediscover one of its core values

The house of slaves
By Andrew Stephen - 10 July 13:00

In the murky basement of his home in Washington's affluent Georgetown district, Andrew Stephen makes

For richer, for poorer
By John Kay - 10 July 13:00

<strong>Adam Smith, Radical and Egalitarian: an interpretation for the 21st century</strong>


All things nice
By Caroline McGinn - 10 July 13:00

<strong>The Life of Hunger

</strong>Amélie Nothomb <em>Faber & Faber, 220pp, £9.99</em>

ISBN 057

Girls on top
By Kate Saunders - 10 July 13:00

<strong>Words of Love: passionate women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath</strong>

Pamela Norris <em>Ha

Not so much mission creep as mission deceit
By Staff blogger - 10 July 13:00

If we quit, Afghanistan will sink into the medievalism of the pre-2001 Taliban era. If we stay, will

The prophets of prosperity
By Terry Eagleton - 10 July 13:00

<strong>Suicide of the West</strong>

Richard Koch and Chris Smith <em>Continuum, 224pp, £14.99</em

Vanity publishing
By Becky Hogge - 10 July 13:00

Becky Hogge admits that, in her head, she is the Paris Hilton of the internet

Sense of superiority
By Marek Kohn - 03 July 13:00

<strong>Broken Genius: the rise and fall of William Shockley, creator of the electronic age


Before the next attack
By Bruce Ackerman - 03 July 13:00

After every terrorist attack, governments respond with ever more repressive laws, tearing up civil l

Social services
By Becky Hogge - 03 July 13:00

People, not machines, are the lifeblood of the information society

Changing the rules*
By Sadakat Kadri - 03 July 13:00

Do you have the right to make an exhibition of yourself? Will your fourth of July party "glorify ter

A long look
By Richard Reeves - 03 July 13:00

The state must help people put money aside for the future