NS Essay - The left must open up more clear water between itself and its opponents
By Anthony Giddens - 01 November 12:00

Why are social-democrat parties in such trouble in so many European countries? Have they been too qu

It's all a game
By Philip Sabin - 25 October 13:00

Philip Sabin on conflict analysis

Not in God's name
By Francis Beckett - 25 October 13:00

Francis Beckett on religion and politics

What the FBI did next (in London)
By Mike Holderness - 18 October 13:00

Observations on press freedom

Good bomb, good bomb!
By Stephen Grey - 11 October 13:00

Observations on Iraq. By Stephen Grey in Balad

NS Essay - Britain is now back to levels of gross income inequality
By Stewart Lansley - 04 October 13:00

The rich are getting richer, faster. Yet those who call into question their rights to such great wea

NS Essay - 'We can and should take action if the earnings of the rich set them apart from society'
By Anthony Giddens - 27 September 13:00

NS Labour conference 2004 - Anthony Giddens argues that new Labour needs to embrace a new egalitaria

NS Essay - 'Without ideology, the role of politicians is no longer to persuade, merely to sell'
By Richard Reeves - 27 September 13:00

NS Labour conference 2004 - Because it governs without a clear set of principles, new Labour's polic

Don't be patient, just hang up
By Joe Moran - 27 September 13:00

Observations on phone call queues

Watch us wreck your telly
By David Cox - 27 September 13:00

NS Labour conference 2004 - Britain could be the first in the world to go over wholly to digital TV.

Diary - Francine Stock
By Francine Stock - 27 September 13:00

I interview Denzel Washington and he defends his latest film - graphic violence juxtaposed with reli

The revolution that started in a library
By James Crabtree - 27 September 13:00

NS Labour conference 2004 - How did a book with an impenetrable title, written by an obscure America

We want greener transport
By Tim Yeo - 20 September 13:00

Tim Yeo, Tory environment spokesman, calls for a halt to airport runway expansion, and higher tax on

Connect to the past
By Chris Coates - 13 September 13:00

Observations on online history

William Skidelsky on the decline of Jamie Oliver
By William Skidelsky - 13 September 13:00

Not-for-profit restaurants do not have to be like Jamie Oliver's Fifteen

Auntie's hopeless online dream
By Kathryn Corrick - 06 September 13:00

The Beeb should stick to making great programmes and leave the geeky stuff to others

NS Essay - There is a law of the Labour back benches: if they do it in Sweden, it must be all right.
By Anthony Giddens - 06 September 13:00

So what is the truth about the Scandinavians, so often held up as model social democrats? Anthony Gi

Sex at the click of a mouse
By Tim Fountain - 23 August 13:00

Tim Fountain celebrates the internet's greatest benefit to mankind: you can live out your fantasies,

Men remain stuck in cages of their own creation
By Richard Reeves - 16 August 13:00

Women's changing lives have been examined closely by academics, the media, and even the Pope. But, a

Help for chicks to do it upright
By Golnar Motevalli - 16 August 13:00

Observations on the gender war

Why animal research is bad science
By Peter Tatchell - 09 August 13:00

The government is wrong to support vivisection - and not only because of the suffering caused to non

Feel the parsnips' pain
By Patrick West - 02 August 13:00

Patrick West, a vegetarian, argues that if we concede rights to animals, we must also allow them for

Big ideas - The race against time
By Ian Hacking - 26 July 13:00

Neuroscience - The hot money is on "brain science". Why? Because the people who hold the purse strin

Dragged into the digital age
By James Crabtree - 26 July 13:00

Ten years ago this month, the first British MP entered cyberspace. Now hundreds of politicians have

Big ideas - As long as a piece of string
By Robin McKie - 26 July 13:00

Physics - Albert Einstein (left) sought unsuccessfully for a "theory of everything" that would combi

A subculture in the cybersalons
By Alex Greenwood - 26 July 13:00

Across the internet, weblogs, forums, news groups and magazines are helping to reinvigorate civic pa

From the ground up
By Alexander Stevenson - 26 July 13:00

Whether you want to complain about trees or pay your council tax, local authorities are using new te

Big ideas - Rediscover a common cause or die
By Terry Eagleton - 26 July 13:00

Culture - We used to find unity in a shared heritage. Yet we are set on defining our difference

How to ask for a cup of tea
By Elise Castelli - 26 July 13:00

Observations on education

The UK's quiet revolution
By Kathryn Corrick - 26 July 13:00

By Kathryn Corrick, <em>NS</em> online manager