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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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...
10 December 2009
Decade's delusions
08 October 2009
"I am a fictionalising philosopher, not a novelist; my novel and story-writing ability is employed as a means to...
10 September 2009
Age of ecocide
18 June 2009
On his first visit to China as US treasury secretary, at the start of this month, Timothy Geithner attempted to...
23 April 2009
Meltdown: the End of the Age of GreedPaul MasonVerso, 208pp, £7.99 One of the more entertaining ironies of the global...
23 April 2009
When I first met J G Ballard, not long after reviewing Iain Sinclair’s book Crash: David Cronenberg’s Post-Mortem on J...
16 April 2009
There is a story about an aged playboy who, when a conversation with a friend is interrupted by a telephone call, asks...
05 February 2009
It is more than 40 years since I first read Norman Cohn's The Pursuit of the Millennium. Published in 1957, the book...