Expect blowback
By Mick Hume - 13 May 13:00

The Clash of Fundamentalisms: crusades, jihads and modernity

Tariq Ali <em>Verso, 342pp, £15</em>

Darcus Howe on Louis Farrakhan
By Darcus Howe - 13 May 13:00

Blunkett has banned a black man who could easily be a new Labour supporter

Writing home. Malcolm Rifkind on why a miraculous intervention is needed if peace is ever to return to the Holy Land
By Malcolm Rifkind - 06 May 13:00

Letters to Auntie Fori: 5,000 years of Jewish history

Martin Gilbert <em>Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 37

Cardinal Basil Hume didn't want to know about the victims of priestly child abuse
By Cristina Odone - 29 April 13:00

When I was editor of the Catholic Herald, I was often asked why I seemed no more than lukewarm in my praise for the late Cardinal Basil Hume. The saintly man had single-handedly shrugged off the image of feckless Irish drunks that clung to left-footers over here.

Where hell lay beyond a 25ft wall
By Lindsey Hilsum - 22 April 13:00

Lindsey Hilsumreports from Jenin, and finds each side ready with its mythic version of events

When all the women in a family wear the burqa, five can share a bus pass
By Lauren Booth - 15 April 13:00

From Friday noon, I was imprisoned with around 30 of the UK's brightest and battiest women beneath the grand stage at the Royal Albert Hall as we prepared our scenes and (more importantly, luvvies out there) our costumes for a gala performance of The Vagina Monologues to mark V

Under the snipers' bullets
By Lilian Pizzichini - 08 April 13:00

<em>Middle East Crisis</em> - Lilian Pizzichini gets little chance to make peace as she joins a non-

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

Heaven: A Traveller's Guide to the Undiscovered Country

Peter Stanford <em>Harpercollins, 384pp,

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

Pilgrim's progress
By William Cook - 01 April 13:00

Even in our godless age, spiritual journeys are as important as they were six hundred years ago, whe

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

Vegetarians who roast humans
By Salil Tripathi - 11 March 12:00

Gujarat, north India, reveres Gandhi and some of its people won't eat onions for fear of hurting mic

Coming next: the monsoon divorce
By S Gautham - 18 February 12:00

In India, even today, 90 per cent of marriages are arranged. But after all the lavish ceremonies, ho

At the weekend, Islam gets angry
By Burhan Wazir - 18 February 12:00

Burhan Wazir reports on the Muslim Saturday morning schools, and finds a more divisive culture than

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