Jason Cowley is editor of the New Statesman

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Politics
13 December 1999
Moscow in late autumn and the temperature is falling, snow is swirling thickly and your breath hangs in the air like a...
Society
25 October 1999
The pleasure of the annual Booker prize jamboree is its seemingly endless capacity for surprise. If the leaks and...
Society
30 August 1999
A couple of years ago I was commissioned to write a profile of Ruth "Ruthie" Rogers, wife of the more famous Richard...
Books
14 June 1999
I recently found myself in the Trafford Centre, a huge, overlit shopping mall next to the Manchester Ship Canal. It was...
Politics
24 May 1999
Much recent Scottish writing has been nurtured by a kind of wounded contempt, by lingering feelings of...
Food and Drink
10 May 1999
Fiction Ronan Bennett: The Catastrophist (Review, £6.99) Justin Cartwright: Leading the Cheers (Sceptre, £6.99) Candida...
Books
03 May 1999
Barry Norman, reviewing Seven in the Radio Times, jauntily complained of the terminal pessimism of the film, of how its...
Culture
26 April 1999
When Adolf Hitler left provincial Linz in late adolescence there was only one place to go: Habsburg Vienna, the great...
Books
05 March 1999
"British sports journalism," Brian Glanville wrote in a famous Encounter essay of the late 1960s, "is still looking for...
Culture
19 February 1999
It was always a pleasure to receive a letter from Marion Boyars, who has died at the age of 71. Long, erratically typed...
Politics
12 February 1999
Late in the summer of 1993, when I worked as a reporter on the Bookseller magazine, I was despatched to interview Iris...
Culture
12 February 1999
To read the fiction and correspondence of Bruno Schulz, knowing that he was murdered by the Nazis, is a bit like...
Society
05 February 1999
How serious is John le Carre? There is a feeling among his admirers that he is very serious indeed, not just an...
Culture
05 February 1999
V S Naipaul, writing in the latest issue of the New York Review of Books, has again questioned whether the novel has a...
01 January 1999
I am in Moscow to attend the Russian Booker prize, which shares more than a passing resemblance to its British cousin...

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