John Gray is the New Statesman's lead book reviewer. His latest book is "The Immortalisation Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death (Penguin, £9.99).

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29 December 2010
Not many books written by former prime ministers have much serious intellectual content. If Gordon Brown's account of...
29 December 2010
Oddly enough (for a reviewer), my chief resolution is to read more. I'd love to find the time to reread Ford Madox Ford...
09 December 2010
G K Chesterton is first and foremost an Edwardian writer. In that era, as now, most people wanted to believe in some...
04 November 2010
Thirty years ago the east meant communism. The cold war was a struggle between two political blocs, each of which...
04 October 2010
"With higher wages for the working classes, access to affordable housing, free health care, free higher education...
20 September 2010
When François Mitterrand visited China in 1961, Mao Zedong mocked reports of famine in the country. There was no famine...
02 August 2010
Before the run on Northern Rock, practically nobody imagined that the banking system could crash. Financial...
19 July 2010
John Gray on her influence on US government.
14 June 2010
"We are all philosophers here where I am, and we debate among other things the question of where it is that we...
25 April 2010
At a time when many fear a return to the political deadlock and industrial conflict of Britain a generation ago, Niall...
Human Rights
04 February 2010
A cure for genocide?
07 January 2010
On neoliberalism
17 December 2009
"It is as if man had suddenly been appointed managing director of the biggest business of all, the business of...