NS Essay - 'If we did anything questionable in the war, we should have the maturity to admit it and learn from it'
By A C Grayling - 27 February 12:00

The area bombing of civilians by the Allies in the lead-up to 1945 went beyond the limits of a just

Karl, China needs you
By Isabel Hilton - 20 February 12:00

Just when it seemed it was all over for Marx, the Chinese Communist Party has had a spectacular chan

Savaged by a dead cow
By Kathryn Corrick - 20 February 12:00

Observations on the internet

The American scene
By John Sutherland - 13 February 12:00

The FBI may have a new surveillance tool that can monitor even your thoughts - Amazon.com

Ladies' man
By Brian Cathcart - 06 February 12:00

J D Bernal: the sage of science

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Diary - Richard Dawkins
By Richard Dawkins - 30 January 12:00

Unfortunately, Ofsted gave a rave review to Tony Blair's pet city academy in Gateshead, whose head o

The media column - Peter Wilby counts pervs
By Peter Wilby - 23 January 12:00

The press can just about tolerate successful and clever women, and quite likes earth mothers, but it

A wrong turning in space
By Robin McKie - 23 January 12:00

Twenty years on from Challenger, the whole space shuttle project remains a disaster

What did the squatters do for us?
By Nick Cohen - 23 January 12:00

Their primal-screaming, Trotskyist, free-love solution to a 1970s housing problem has a message for

Driving innovation forward<br />
By Staff blogger - 16 January 12:00

A round-table discussion<br />

Analyse this
By Sebastian Harcombe - 16 January 12:00

Museums - Even now, Freud's couch has the power to bring buried memories to the surface, finds Sebas

NS Profile - Zygmunt Bauman
By Nicholas Fearn - 16 January 12:00

His concerns are consumerism, modernity and power. To some he is the greatest living sociologist. An

Technohype bites back
By David Cox - 09 January 12:00

Does your quad-band, polyphonic camphone make you feel slightly sick? It should. Our addiction to po

William Dalrymple: Christianity and Islam are not as far apart as Bin Laden and the neocons would like us to believe
By William Dalrymple - 19 December 12:00

In the year that Islamist terrorism finally reached London, when the Christian west and Islamic east are engaged in another major confrontation, there has never been a greater need for both sides to realise what they have in common.

Something familiar in the air
By Brian Cathcart - 19 December 12:00

Observations on the cloud

Traitors to the left
By Nick Cohen - 12 December 12:00

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament is tying itself in knots with its position on Iran. Stick to an

NS Interview - Ruth Kelly
By Mary Riddell - 05 December 12:00

'You just have to take people on and show you're serious about creating a fair society'. Ruth Kelly

Master minds
By Michael Bywater - 28 November 12:00

What makes a genius? Certainly not going on a creativity course and learning to "think outside the b

NS Essay - 'The front line in the struggle for women's rights appears to lie in the poorest, most patriarchal, least democratic nations. In the west, it has been won'
By Racheal Walker - 28 November 12:00

. . . or so we are led to believe. The truth is more complex. Developed countries hardly offer a goo

To catch a cold
By Brian Cathcart - 21 November 12:00

Observations on viruses

Put away those painkillers
By Margaret Cook - 21 November 12:00

Observations on viruses

A very un-English practice
By Nick Cohen - 07 November 12:00

Torture is alien to our tradition, and evidence extracted by its use should never be accepted, argue

Taking their message to the malls
By Abi Foss - 07 November 12:00

Observations on ID cards