Nick Cohen is an author, columnist and signatory of the Euston Manifesto. As well as writing for the New Statesman he contributes to the Observer and other publications including the New Humanist. His books include Pretty Straight Guys – a history of Britain under Tony Blair.

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Environment
26 July 2007
The basics any government has to provide if it hopes to be popular are food, water, security and shelter. Food is so...
Politics
21 June 2007
Whether we live in a golden age of scientific dispute is disputed, not least by Professor Steve Jones, but we certainly...
Politics
28 May 2007
Oxfam was founded in 1942 to bring aid to the oppressed of Nazi Europe, a cause that didn't make it popular with the...
Politics
02 April 2007
Julian Baggini seems a standard member of the liberal intelligentsia. The books he reads, the clothes he wears and food...
Politics
26 February 2007
When an old friend heard I would be seeing Simon Baron-Cohen, she asked if I could describe her family to him and then...
UK Politics
05 February 2007
No one who looked at the liberal left from the outside could pretend that it provided anything other than token...
Economics
08 January 2007
I quickly learned that it was pointless to invite Andrew Oswald to engage in fanciful speculation. He is an economist...
Politics
20 November 2006
I've had Professor Ted Honderich's books on my shelves all my adult life. I won't pretend to reach for them often, but...
International Politics
30 October 2006
The authors of two of the most original 9/11 books hit a nerve because they had that rare ability to describe a fact we...
Politics
16 October 2006
If you are a youngish graduate making a career in the media or arts anywhere in the English-speaking world, the chances...
Books
02 October 2006
In 1770, a French naturalist called Cornelius de Pauw looked at the new experiments with democracy in the American...
Politics
18 September 2006
If we had had an argument in a pub about new Labour when it came to power - and for all I know we may have done - I...
UK Politics
31 July 2006
Soon after he became Home Secretary, John Reid met the heads of all the directorates and departments of the Home Office...
UK Politics
26 June 2006
On a hot Saturday in June, 1,100 people gathered for a conference in Westminster organised by Compass, a liberal-left...
Politics
15 May 2006
After the slasher movie of the cabinet reshuffle, new ministers stepped over the corpses of colleagues to take charge...

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