NS Essay 1 - 'The rulers of the United States have embarked on policies that violate the principles of open society'
By George Soros - 16 December 12:00

George Soros recalls how the writings of Karl Popper were the formative influence on his life, and a

The gods meet fire with fire
By Karen Armstrong - 16 December 12:00

The fundamentalists have hijacked religion since 11 September; and the secular fundamentalists are a

Conspiracy theories: a guide
By Johann Hari - 16 December 12:00

Even the Queen, according to the ex-butler Paul Burrell, thinks that we should watch out for "dark f

Against the western invaders
By David Nicholson-Lord - 09 December 12:00

With the world in turmoil, tourists will have to realise that to carry on partying or trying to "fin

The thinker Blair didn't understand
By Matthew Taylor - 09 December 12:00

Observations on John Rawls

Bursting the bubble
By Len Fisher - 02 December 12:00

Science - Len Fisher reveals what scientists really get up to in the bath

Monumental mistakes
By Tristram Hunt - 02 December 12:00

Heritage wonks have colonised the past for profit, replacing understanding with kitsch. Give us back

Don't quack like your silly old dad. Modernise!
By Stefan Stern - 02 December 12:00

It's the word of the moment, on the lips of every minister and pundit. But what does it really mean?

Bookmarks - Mick Hume on Leon Trotsky's Their Morals and Ours
By Mick Hume - 02 December 12:00

Their Morals and Ours

Leon Trotsky

ISBN 0873483197

State of nature. Edward Skidelsky on the "greatest living" British philosopher's quest for truth in an age of relativism
By Edward Skidelsky - 18 November 12:00

Truth and Truthfulness

Bernard Williams <em>Princeton UP, pp328, £19.95</em>

ISBN 0691102767

A restless ghost
By Stephen Howe - 11 November 12:00

Marx for Our Times: adventures and misadventures of a critique

Daniel Bensaid, translated by Grego

Nurture, mate. Phil Whitaker on the wrong-headed pyschobabble of a career pontificate
By Phil Whitaker - 04 November 12:00

They F*** You Up

Oliver James<em> Bloomsbury, 370pp, £16.99 </em>

ISBN 0747551561

No sexual magnetism
By Malcolm Clarke - 04 November 12:00

Design - Malcolm Clarke goes in search of adventure with some hot technology

Soon, this article will be a crime
By Roger Ridey - 04 November 12:00

Observations on copyright laws

Baby hunger. Sylvia Ann Hewlett on why "we should grasp, even celebrate, the reproductive miracles of our age"
By Sylvia Ann Hewlett - 21 October 13:00

Making Babies: is there a right to have children?

Mary Warnock <em>Oxford University Press, 126pp,

Can't regulate, won't regulate
By Nick Cohen - 21 October 13:00

Governments say they are powerless to control big business in an age of electronic dealing and globa

NS Essay - The playground bully
By David Marquand - 21 October 13:00

US missiles are the policemen of a global market, just as the Royal Navy was in the 19th century. Ca

The prophetic novelist
By Jason Cowley - 21 October 13:00

The prophetic novelist

Novel of the week
By Henry Sheen - 21 October 13:00

The Cave

Jose Saramago <em>Harvill Press, 352pp, £16.99</em>

ISBN 1860469981

Macro to micro. Frank Furedi on the left-liberal surrender to "PC"
By Frank Furedi - 14 October 13:00

The Politics of the Forked Tongue: authoritarian liberalism

Aidan Rankin <em>New European Publicat

Lunatic ideas. Colin Tudge on a key study for "anyone who wishes to understand the modern world"
By Colin Tudge - 07 October 13:00

The Lunar Men: the friends who made the future (1730-1810)

Jenny Uglow <em>Faber and Faber, 588pp,

Market-Leninism must be ditched
By Theodore Dalrymple - 30 September 13:00

Observations on public services

We are stardust
By Bryan Appleyard - 30 September 13:00

Science: a history (1543-2001)

John Gribbin <em>Allen Lane, 650pp, £25</em>

ISBN 0713995033

Bloggers of the left, unite!
By James Crabtree - 30 September 13:00

The right dominates the latest web medium, allowing it to vent spleen and not be challenged

Blair, the pioneer of a new order
By Philip Bobbitt - 30 September 13:00

<em>Labour Party Conference</em> - The nation state is dying, argues Philip Bobbitt, author of an ac

Fetish for facts
By Tristan Quinn - 23 September 13:00

The Measure of All Things: the seven-year odyssey that transformed the world

Ken Alder <em>Little,

On the brink of death, she cried: "Long live Stalin"
By Eric Hobsbawm and Jacques Attali - 16 September 13:00

The Leninist "vanguard party" combined discipline, business efficiency, utter emotional identification and a sense of total dedication. Let me illustrate.

NS Essay - The day when heaven was falling
By Eric Hobsbawm and Jacques Attali - 16 September 13:00

Eric Hobsbawm saw the October revolution as the central reference point of the political universe. I

The case for a just war
By John Lloyd - 16 September 13:00

John Lloyd argues that Iraq should be invaded, but demands that a reasonable account be given of US