The dishonourable policeman of the left
By Scott Lucas - 27 May 13:00

The contrarian Christopher Hitchens's support for the war on terrorism surpised many. Scott Lucas ar

Lisa Allardice on DIY paternity testing
By Lisa Allardice - 27 May 13:00

Who's your daddy? These days, men are pulling their hair out to discover the truth reports Lisa Alla

Truth seekers
By Nicholas Fearn - 27 May 13:00

New British Philosophy: the interviews

Edited by Julian Baggini and Jeremy Stangroom <em>Routledge

Left, right, left, right
By D J Taylor - 20 May 13:00

Orwell has been co-opted to defend almost everything, including the US Star Wars programme and the F

The NS Essay - Look out, Prime Minister, that napkin could be dangerous!
By Matt Ridley - 13 May 13:00

Your DNA could dribble anywhere, revealing explosive truths about you. Should we worry? Are libertie

Beyond Ann Hathaway's cottage
By Chris Powell - 06 May 13:00

<strong>Chris Powell</strong> and <strong>Peter York</strong> on why it matters that our national br

Get the beers in
By Steven Poole - 29 April 13:00

Robot: the future of flesh and machines

Rodney A Brooks <em>Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 262pp,

The death of ideas. The transformation of the intellectual from dangerous outsider to safe expert is a sign of our sceptical age, argues Kenan Malik
By Kenan Malik - 22 April 13:00

Public Intellectuals: A Study of Decline

Richard A Posner <em>Harvard University Press, 408pp, £20

The New Statesman Profile - Francis Fukuyama
By Godfrey Hodgson - 22 April 13:00

He is the intellectual as celeb, ready to pronounce on all the questions of the day including, soon,

Thumbs up for the bright, white folks
By Hywel Probert - 15 April 13:00

Eugenics has a loyal and respectable following in the US - especially on the right. Hywel Probertrev

The greatest folly of our age
By Clare Short - 15 April 13:00

Clare Short believes that rural India needs more hi-tech. Wrong, wrong, wrong, argues <strong>Colin

Towards utopia
By Philip Collins - 08 April 13:00

The Imagined World Made Real: towards a natural science of culture

Henry Plotkin <em>Allen Lane, T

Knock, knock. Who's there? A dead man's spirit
By Peter Stanford - 08 April 13:00

Peter Stanford attends a seance and is comforted to find a belief system that does not require us to

The New Statesman Essay - The future of humanity
By Colin Tudge - 08 April 13:00

"How beauteous mankind is!" said Miranda in <em>The Tempest</em>. But can natural evolution or our o

Paperback reader
By Alex Gibbons - 08 April 13:00

The Tipping Point

Malcolm Gladwell <em>Abacus, 279pp, £7.99</em>

ISBN 0349113467

Kant and the Queen Mother
By A C Grayling - 08 April 13:00

Philosophers have argued that actions have no moral worth unless done out of a sense of duty. So did

Better than nothing
By Antonia Fraser - 08 April 13:00

Heaven: A Traveller's Guide to the Undiscovered Country

Peter Stanford <em>Harpercollins, 384pp,

We must reform the calendar
By Alan Davison - 01 April 13:00

Alan Davison MP reveals the latest ministerial initiative: a radical new way of reckoning time

Novel of the week
By Matt Thorne - 01 April 13:00

Coming soon ! ! !

John Barth <em>Atlantic Books, 396pp, £14.99</em>

ISBN 1903809460

The great game
By Simon Singh - 25 March 12:00

Mathematics - Simon Singh on "Nash's equilibrium", the brilliant legacy of an unstable mind

The New Statesman Essay - Evil
By Jennifer Szalai - 18 March 12:00

You can blame Satan for the atrocities of our age, or you can blame social circumstances. But, sugge

Don't let them muzzle our MPs
By Nick Cohen - 18 March 12:00

Freedom of speech in parliament faces its biggest threat since the 17th century. And, amazingly, it

The New Statesman Interview - Frank Field
By Cristina Odone - 18 March 12:00

Blair is Labour's lifeblood, says the maverick ex-minister, and it couldn't win without him. Frank F

Love in a very cold climate
By Yvonne Roberts - 18 March 12:00

Academics are getting to grips with what makes us happy ever after. Yvonne Roberts reports

The New Statesman Special Report - The rebranding of a disease
By Jerome Burne - 11 March 12:00

Should we trust the scientific data on the effects of drugs? Not if the case of depression, for whic

Designer babies and other fairy tales
By Maureen Freely - 04 March 12:00

When states ban contraception or second children or fertility treatment, the female body, once a pri

Give motorists a better deal
By Staff blogger - 04 March 12:00

Governments have been striving for 20 years to create markets where none can sensibly exist - in the provision of education and health, for example.

The New Statesman Essay - Mad, bad and dangerous
By Colin Tudge - 04 March 12:00

Whether it's the MMR vaccine or GM foods, people distrust what scientists tell them. And they are pe

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