Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12.
God is the best answer to “why is there something rather than nothing?”
Long live the Arab Spring - despite the murmurs about Morsi’s “pharaonic” decree in Egypt and the Syrian bloodbath, I refuse to lose faith in the people of the Arab world.
If we want to preserve quality public-service broadcasting in Britain, we must defend the Beeb.
Romney is running for Bush's third term.
A response to the reaction to my most recent column.
Abortion is one of those rare political issues on which left and right seem to have swapped ideologies.
Like freedom, tolerance is not a western invention or innovation; it is an Islamic virtue.
The unrest in Bahrain is quietly ignored by our leaders and relegated by journalists to the box marked “news in brief”.
It's not a failure of personality, it's a failure of ideology. And that spreads much further than the Chancellor.
In a year when Britishness is celebrated, the citizenship test makes a mockery of it.
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