The New Statesman Essay - Bring back common sense
By Colin Tudge - 29 January 12:00

If we continue to heed experts, we shall have more disasters like BSE, argues Colin Tudge

The New Statesman Essay - A nation that believes it speaks for the world
By Ziauddin Sardar - 22 January 12:00

<em>The US Presidency</em> - What lies behind American arrogance? An ideology that proclaims the cou

The New Statesman Essay - Which doctor?
By Tim Kelsey - 15 January 12:00

Why we need measurement in the NHS

The New Statesman Essay - Markets 'R' Us
By Thomas Frank - 08 January 12:00

Business is the new religion; in an extraordinary historical reversal, those who oppose it are arrog

The New Statesman Essay
By Oliver Pauley - 25 December 12:00

Oliver Pauley, the winner of this year's Webb Essay prize, argues that, for all the bleating of the

The New Statesman Christmas Essay
By Roger Scruton - 25 December 12:00

<em>NS Christmas</em> - Don't fulminate against the redcoats on Boxing Day: animal lovers and social

The New Statesman Essay - When Tony wants and Gordon requires
By Peter Hennessy - 18 December 12:00

Peter Hennessy argues that new Labour's governing style raises profound constitutional questions

The New Statesman Essay - The press and the swinish multitude
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 11 December 12:00

Can those who look down on the popular papers really call themselves the workers' friends?

The New Statesman Essay - Blair's biggest U-turn
By Michael Jacobs - 27 November 12:00

This is the year that Labour went back to tax and spend. But can ministers convince a deeply sceptic

The New Statesman Essay - The wrong moral autopilot
By Janet Radcliffe Richards - 20 November 12:00

Our thinking about Mary and Jodie typifies our confusion on wider issues

The New Statesman Essay - The fall of civic culture
By David Marquand - 13 November 12:00

The new right's Kulturkampf has destroyed the values of the public domain. But does Tony Blair under

The New Statesman Essay - The rise of the voyeur
By Ziauddin Sardar - 06 November 12:00

Forget about television as education, writes Ziauddin Sardar, the name of the game is reality TV and

The New Statesman Essay - The beginning of the end
By Jason Cowley - 30 October 12:00

In 1977, the forces of Conservatism and punk were agitating to transform Britain

The New Statesman Essay - Mr Blair and Mr Blair
By Ben Pimlott - 23 October 13:00

Ben Pimlott on what the PM doesn't have in common with George Orwell

The New Statesman Essay - Why the world is simpler than you think
By Mark Buchanan - 09 October 13:00

Earthquakes, forest fires, wars and stock markets: do they all follow a universal law?

The New Statesman Essay - The English must reclaim England
By Roger Scruton - 02 October 13:00

The nation has been disposed of and we don't even object

The New Statesman Essay - Do we really want equality?
By Alan Ryan - 25 September 13:00

Alan Ryan suggests that egalitarians consider the merits of lotteries

The New Statesman Essay - Goodbye to provincial life
By Jeremy Seabrook - 18 September 13:00

They were snobbish, repressive, dull. Yet provincial towns once gave people a sense of identity and

The New Statesman Essay - Our fetish for fake smells
By Ziauddin Sardar - 11 September 13:00

We are surrounded by chemically induced perfumes, but we would be healthier if we got back to real,

The New Statesman Essay - Cheated of their vodka and cake
By Catherine Merridale - 04 September 13:00

The <em>Kursk</em> disaster will rob Russians of a cherished rite

The New Statesman Essay - Why it matters what we eat
By Colin Tudge - 28 August 13:00

Farmers should not cower before experts or authorities, argues Colin Tudge

The New Statesman Essay - What are we doing to our children?
By Bryan Appleyard - 21 August 13:00

Parents dress as teenagers while pushing their toddlers into trashy adulthood, argues Bryan Appleyar

The New Statesman Essay - Should Labour go private
By Gavin Kelly - 14 August 13:00

<strong>Gavin Kelly</strong> and <strong>Julian Le Grand </strong>on the left's utter confusion abou

The New Statesman Essay - What we must learn from Concorde
By Colin Tudge - 07 August 13:00

All technology is unpredictable, and none more so than cloning

The New Statesman Essay - We should all become time lords
By Richard Reeves - 31 July 13:00

Richard Reeves argues that we should not campaign for a shorter working week, but for the right to c

The New Statesman Essay - The curse of the Chinese menu
By Frances Cairncross - 24 July 13:00

We have more choice than ever before. Do we need it?

The New Statesman Essay - Professionals who lost their virtue
By Ziauddin Sardar - 10 July 13:00

Doctors and lawyers base their right to self-regulation on their moral superiority. The claim no lon

The New Statesman Essay - Social democracy lives on

<strong>Seymour Martin Lipset </strong>and <strong>Gary Marks </strong>on why the left should not de

The New Statesman Essay - Who's afraid of the class system?
By Paul Barker - 19 June 13:00

Britain is now much more meritocratic than it gets credit for

The New Statesman Essay - Welcome to the age of the goo-goos
By David Marquand - 12 June 13:00

Blair's real aim is to go back to the 1920s and 1930s, argues David Marquand

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