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

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,

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

Observations on the gender war

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

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

Up your street
By Tom Armitage - 26 July 13:00

Observations on civic renewal

Big ideas - Why an unequal society is an unhealthy society
By Marek Kohn - 26 July 13:00

Biology - Poor relationships and low status don't just make people envious. They also interfere with

To tag or not to tag?
By Michael Bird - 26 July 13:00

Observations on privacy

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

Voices from beyond the grave
By Rayne Gasper - 19 July 13:00

Observations on afterlife

New Statesman/BT round table: Cardiff - From farce to treasure trove
By Robert Colvile - 12 July 13:00

G B Shaw dismissed communications technology as ridiculous, but today, the link between profitabilit

By James Crabtree - 05 July 13:00

London's transport - Observations on technology

Where there's a will, there's a way
By Robert Colvile - 05 July 13:00

London, the country's economic motor, is powering ahead with broadband. The problem is how to ensure

Microsoft owns your sweat
By Sarah Richardson - 05 July 13:00

Observations on patents

Belfast's broad horizons
By Gavin Sheridan - 28 June 13:00

In recent times, Northern Ireland has been troubled by social exclusion. But thanks to new technolog

Blow, blow thou winter wind
By Andrew Simms - 28 June 13:00

The planet can no longer sustain our oil addiction. Renewable energies, meanwhile, hold the key to e

The philosopher as dangerous liar
By Patrick West - 28 June 13:00

Michel Foucault taught that might is right, truth is relative, and history just an interesting narra