The New Statesman Essay - The rule of the chimpanzees
By A C Grayling - 23 April 13:00

Authority is dead, killed off by television and tabloids. Politicians can now lead only if they also

The New Statesman Essay - A tide that cannot be turned
By Irwin Stelzer - 16 April 13:00

Irwin Stelzer argues that economic self-interest is a better guide to immigration policy than humani

The New Statesman Essay - Nationalism? What's that?
By D J Taylor - 09 April 13:00

John Bull had only a brief life. Wordsworth and Jane Austen didn't know him; Suez killed him off. Ha

The New Statesman Essay - How we let more mean worse
By Alan Ryan - 26 March 13:00

Alan Ryan argues that, by pretending that the second-rate is as good as the best, British higher edu

The New Statesman Essay - Trapped in the human zoo
By Ziauddin Sardar - 19 March 12:00

Celebrity is now the world's main currency, the key to success for good causes as well as for film s

The New Statesman Essay - We must learn to govern ourselves
By Tom Bentley - 12 March 12:00

Why has new Labour found it so difficult to deliver on so many of its promises? Because it relies on

The New Statesman Essay - Democracy can be bad for you
By Eric Hobsbawm and Jacques Attali - 05 March 12:00

All regimes pay lip-service to representative government. But can the "people's will" provide the so

The New Statesman Essay - Why science should warm our hearts
By Colin Tudge - 26 February 12:00

Scientists who present their subject as a set of arcane mysteries betray their own craft, argues Col

The New Statesman Essay - How history became popular again
By Richard J Evans - 12 February 12:00

Richard J Evans explains why even Downing Street now wants to hear what historians have to say

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