The NS Essay - Work: the great illusion
By Viviane Forrester - 24 May 13:00

Outside the Anglo-Saxon world, Viviane Forrester's L'Horreur Economique (winner of the Prix Medici) has been a sensational best-seller: more than 350,000 copies sold in France, more than 60,000 in Germany, more than 50,000 in Argentina.

The NS Essay - A culture of pretence
By George Walden - 17 May 13:00

The British, far from enjoying a renaissance, are living a second childhood. George Walden thinks we

The NS Essay - How generals help the pacifists
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 10 May 13:00

History shows that battlefield disasters rather than peace rallies or pamphlets give wars bad reputa

The NS Essay - This country is not so special
By Staff blogger - 03 May 13:00

Linda Colley demolishes the historical myths about Britain, the US and Europe

The New Statesman Essay - No Americans, please, we're British
By Jonathan Freedland - 19 April 13:00

Jonathan Freedland laments his failure to shift an old left prejudice

The New Statesman Essay - The myth of progress
By John Gray - 09 April 13:00

Our faith in technology shows that we still believe in magic, argues John Gray

The New Statesman Essay - Beyond Madonna's bed
By Mark Thompson - 02 April 13:00

Lies and cynicism on TV matter more than sex and swearing

The New Statesman Essay - All things to all accusers
By Paul Barker - 26 March 12:00

Paul Barker tries to define "institutional racism" and discovers much confusion

The New Statesman Essay - The future is ours to change
By Ziauddin Sardar - 19 March 12:00

Robots, human clones, superbugs? Ignore all forecasts, advises Ziauddin Sardar

The New Statesman Essay - Meet Blair, the libertarian socialist
By Peter Hain - 12 March 12:00

Peter Hain reconnects the PM to Levellers, syndicalists and other very old leftists

The New Statesman Essay - Goodbye to all that wage slavery
By Ulrich Beck - 05 March 12:00

Democracy can benefit from the end of full employment, argues Ulrich Beck

The New Statesman Essay - A philosophy that would not die
By David Marquand - 26 February 12:00

David Marquandrejoices at the stealthy resurgence of Europe's social democrats

The New Statesman Essay - Better than warmed-over porridge
By Anthony Giddens - 12 February 12:00

Anthony Giddens insists that the Third Way must reduce inequality of outcome

The New Statesman Essay - Think, think and think again
By Anne McElvoy - 05 February 12:00

Social equality, free health, strong defence: Anne McElvoywants Blair to slaughter more sacred cows.

The New Statesman Essay - The indispensable Englishman
By Neal Ascherson - 29 January 12:00

Tom Paine has never been widely honoured in his own land, probably, thinks Neal Ascherson, because h

The New Statesman Esssay - Up and down the social ladder
By Roy Hattersley - 22 January 12:00

Meritocracy doesn't work, says Roy Hattersley. If Blair read more he'd know why

The New Statesman Essay - Raise St George's standard high
By Richard Weight - 08 January 12:00

Richard Weightwants the left to support an English UDI from the rest of Britain

The New Statesman Essay - A wrong turning on the Third Way?
By Samuel Brittan - 01 January 12:00

Samuel Brittan queries fashionable attacks on individualism

The New Statesman Essay - One chicken soup for the soul to go
By Damian Thompson - 18 December 12:00

Damian Thompson urges the churches to pay attention to music, dance and TV

The New Statesman Essay - The myth of John Smith the loser
By Francis Beckett - 11 December 12:00

Francis Beckett argues that an unmodernised Labour could have won in 1997

The New Statesman Essay - The rise of the philistines
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft - 04 December 12:00

Geoffrey Wheatcroft laments the paucity of politicians who can quote Homer

The New Statesman Essay - Stuff the hope and glory
By Andrew Marr - 27 November 12:00

Andrew Marr argues that his children must learn to be differently British

The New Statesman Essay - How to make a humane market
By Amitai Etzioni - 20 November 12:00

Quality of life or economic success? Amitai Etzionitries to have it both ways

The New Statesman Essay - The time is ripe for the Third Man
By Michael Lind - 13 November 12:00

Forget Marx and Smith. Friedrich List is the economist for us