Jason Cowley is editor of the New Statesman

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Africa
14 March 2005
Pele once predicted that an African nation would win the World Cup before the end of the 20th century. He was almost...
Music and Performance
07 February 2005
When I mentioned at a recent New Statesman editorial conference that I wanted to write about Kate Bush, who is...
Human Rights
07 February 2005
Should South Africa ever again be represented by an all-white cricket team? The feeling among many white sports fans I...
Sport
31 January 2005
In January last year I put away a novel on which I had been labouring intermittently with no real enjoyment, and even...
Lifestyle
24 January 2005
In 2003, Jasper Rees wrote a book about Arsene Wenger, later expensively serialised in the Guardian, only to discover...
Culture
17 January 2005
Early this month, I spent an unusually instructive evening in and around the press box at Highbury. I was there to...
Lifestyle
10 January 2005
These are the best and worst of times for Test cricket; at once an age of foolishness and of hope. Everything is before...
Books
13 December 2004
The lists of books of the year are often as instructive for what is left out as for what our assorted literary...
Books
06 December 2004
Vikram Lall, the narrator of this long and ponderous prizewinning novel, is a double exile. He is an ethnic Indian who...
Human Rights
20 September 2004
For the past decade I have spent a week or so each year staying with family in the quiet Cumbrian village of Cark-in-...
Culture
23 August 2004
One warm evening earlier this summer, on a visit to see my mother, I went up into the attic of the house where I once...
Books
26 July 2004
A couple of years ago, when I was editing these pages, I telephoned W F Deedes at the Daily Telegraph to ask if he...
Sport
26 July 2004
I had the misfortune to spend much of last Sunday afternoon watching the final round of the Open on television. Golf is...
Culture
19 July 2004
Chip McGrath, the former literary editor of the New York Times Book Review, is fond of offering this neat summation of...

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