Healthier behind bars
By Theodore Dalrymple - 08 July 13:00

Many young criminals are malnourished. Freedom, for them, is like a concentration camp

The extinction of species and why it matters more than you think
By Mark Buchanan - 08 July 13:00

It's a small world: take anybody else on earth, and you are probably linked through six acquaintance

Why psychiatry has failed
By Peter Watson - 01 July 13:00

We can fly to the moon and tap genetic secrets, but human beings are as badly behaved and as miserab

Toy story
By Tristan Quinn - 01 July 13:00

Leaving Reality Behind: the battle for the soul of the internet

Adam Wishart and Regula Bochsler <

NS Essay - Globalisation: now the good news
By Charles Leadbeater - 01 July 13:00

Pessimists of left and right agree: we are a degenerate society, betrayed by our lust for change and

NS Essay - The unstoppable march of the clones
By John Gray - 24 June 13:00

We have failed to control the spread of nuclear weapons. So how can we hope to control the developme

Fight against the clock
By Neil Clark - 24 June 13:00

Observations on slow movement

The future lasts a long time
By Steve Waters - 17 June 13:00

When the French philosopher Louis Althusser murdered his wife, his theories were fatally wounded as

NS Essay - The anti-imperialism of fools
By Mick Hume - 17 June 13:00

Western leftists find themselves in strange company when it comes to the Middle East. Are they reall

Population doomsday
By Lionel Shriver - 10 June 13:00

What do we fear most: human extinction or biological overload? Lionel Shriver on the literature of demography

Comrades up in arms
By Johann Hari - 10 June 13:00

Stalin still exerts a strange hold over some, not least Arthur Scargill. Johann Hari attends a Stali

You are wrong, Mr Blair: it is you who is prejudiced about science, and it is the people at large who have respect for the evidence
By Colin Tudge - 03 June 13:00

The Prime Minister believes in the unfailing beneficence of high tech. <strong>Colin Tudge,</strong>

NS Essay - Whose culture are we talking about?
By Deborah Cameron - 03 June 13:00

In our attitudes both to immigrants and to foreign languages in schools, we take it for granted that

Truth seekers
By Nicholas Fearn - 27 May 13:00

New British Philosophy: the interviews

Edited by Julian Baggini and Jeremy Stangroom <em>Routledge

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

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

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,

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