John Gray is the New Statesman’s lead book reviewer. His latest book is The Soul of the Marionette: A Short Enquiry into Human Freedom.
Author John Lloyd is amazed at how Donald Trump has “set about trashing” the practice of journalism.
Keith Lowe’s The Fear and the Freedom is an intimate portrayal of how human beings carry on when their world has changed for ever.
Jeremy Corbyn has consolidated a bourgeois capture of the party begun by Tony Blair.
A new book from Thomas E Ricks explores the similarities between two 20th century mavericks.
Western apologists for the Soviet Union believed they were in the vanguard of history.
Meet the transhumanists who believe that the brain can outlive the body.
Liberal Britain is not being heard because it speaks incessantly of a past that cannot be retrieved.
Dystopian novels of the 1930s and 1940s feel topical once again – but how much do they tell us about Trump and today’s populist upheavals?
We should celebrate the solitary hunters among us.
The verve and aesthetic power of Boardwalk Empire shows the medium of long-form television drama at its best.