The philosopher Herbert Marcuse
Who are Breivik’s fellow travellers?
By Daniel Trilling - 18 April 14:59

It would have been a lot neater, and no doubt a lot more comforting, if Anders Behring Breivik had been declared too insane to stand trial.

The Times and NightJack: an anatomy of a failure
By David Allen Green - 12 April 12:19

The story of how, in a string of managerial and legal lapses, the <em>Times</em> hacked NightJack and effectively misled the High Court

New Statesman
All for youth
By New Statesman - 12 April 11:19

Football, politics and charity join forces at Nottingham Forest in the Community launch.

New Statesman
The compassionate case for legal abortion
By Ellie Mae O'Hagan - 04 April 13:03

Abortion is society’s understanding that pregnancy isn’t always like a Pampers advert.

New Statesman
All agog on the Tyne
By Edward Platt - 03 April 14:46

Edward Platt returns to the north-east, where he lived as a boy. In Newcastle, he discovers brave ne

Petrol pandemonium
Petrol pandemonium
By Christian Jarrett - 31 March 10:38

The government has changed its advice, but why did we panic in the first place? A psychologist expla

Saggy knees, secret courts and why granny tax isn't the end of the world
By Helen Lewis - 30 March 12:00

Who ever could have seen the "granny tax" revolt coming, eh? Well, everybody. Clobber pensioners and the retribution will be swift and universal, in the pages of the Mirror as much as the Mail.

New Statesman
Do you live in the bubble?
By Helen Lewis - 30 March 11:48

Spend any time on the bottom half of the internet and the same criticism of journalists, politicians and power brokers pops up again and again in the comment sections.

Muslim worshippers in Paris
France: a country at war with itself
By Andrew Hussey - 30 March 10:53

In the poor outer suburbs of France's major cities, a generation's alienation has erupted into viole

High Streets First: a response to Eric Pickles
By Rowenna Davis - 29 March 17:29

Don't be fooled by claims that the number of betting shops is decreasing.

Polly Harrar
The NS Interview: Polly Harrar, founder of Sharan Project
By Samira Shackle - 29 March 17:07

“Honour killing is murder in cold blood”

Champion chips from the land of chicks
By Will Self - 29 March 16:33

I consider chicken again - and gladly! At night, in sweat-basted sleep, I slip and slide over chicken-skin terrain, popping juice-engorged blisters with my toecaps.

Leader: The loveliness of spring
By new-statesman - 29 March 14:21

Clear skies, honeyed light, lingering evenings: the spring equinox - when the sun moves across the celestial equator (an imaginary circle in the sky above the actual equator) - has announced itself with par­ticular beauty this

Land reform, planning law
Leader: Land reform remains one of the great progressive causes
By new-statesman - 29 March 12:57

The government needs to be much more rigorous about taxing wealth and static assets.

New Statesman
The riots: local leaders are the answer
By Alan White - 28 March 12:37

It's rather hard to attack people that are so obviously a part of your community.

Chris Morris, mexxy, Brass Eye
Legal high "mexxy" banned
By Samira Shackle - 28 March 11:48

Let's remember Brass Eye.

New Statesman
Why Cameron fears a fuel strike
By George Eaton - 28 March 9:25

The 2000 fuel protests turned a 15-point Labour lead into a four-point Tory lead.

Where art thou, "big society"?
By Rowenna Davis - 26 March 16:15

Why Cameron's pet project has disappeared down the back of the political sofa.

By Sophie Elmhirst - 26 March 1:00

Researchers at Western Illinois University recently published a study in the journal Personality and Individual Differences (my kind of journal) showing a correlation between the number of friends you have on Facebook

New times, new thinking
New times, new thinking
By Nick Pearce - 26 March 1:00

How to create a fairer society in an age of austerity.

Olivier Giroud and Mathieu Debuchy kiss after a goal.
Homophobia, football, and the French kiss making headlines
By Daniel Jacobius Morgan - 25 March 11:58

A clip of two footballers kissing in front of a stadium full of fans raises questions about homophob

How feminism excludes working class women
By mcpetersfriedtydcx - 25 March 11:03

You might wonder what stops Razia Yilmaz getting a job.

The real abortion scandal? That two doctors must testify a woman's sanity
By Nichi Hodgson - 24 March 11:54

Andrew Lansley is "shocked and appalled" at doctors pre-signing consent forms -- but the medical pro

Rob Brown on Ireland
The last boom industry
By Rob Brown - 22 March 12:07

Strumpet City is what Dublin was dubbed during British imperial rule because of the huge number of prostitutes who serviced British soldiers and others - notably the young James Joyce - in its dark lanes and alleyways.

Things can only get bitter
By Alwyn W Turner - 22 March 9:38

The 1992 general election was the moment when a generation gave up on politics.

New Statesman
The only thing the mousetrap has caught recently is my finger
By Nicholas Lezard - 20 March 11:23

Mousey is back. Or should that be micey? One steps into the kitchen and sees a little grey flash scuttling guiltily away. Over the chopping board.

Mary Roach
The NS Interview: Mary Roach, author
By Helen Lewis - 15 March 21:13

“Nasal congestion is an erection of the nose”.

The marriage business
By Jemima Khan - 15 March 10:41

Muslim men bring 12,000 brides to Britain each year. That leaves their female peers with a dilemma —

Occupy is an education if we care to look
By Pete Wright - 14 March 17:25

When faced with horrific abuse we Brits display an embarrassment of moderation in our protest.

The meaning of the F-word
By NS staff writer - 14 March 14:46

We asked the following writers, activists and politicians the same question: if feminists could camp