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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UK Politics
27 February 2006
When I was at university in the early Eighties a friend called James Lyle decided to write his way out of student debt...
UK Politics
23 January 2006
BBC4 has had the good idea of running a series on the lost world of the 1970s left. It has produced films on radical...
International Politics
12 December 2005
Before you go to a left-wing meeting, brace yourself for the likelihood that everyone you meet in the hall will be...
Human Rights
07 November 2005
We always see the past through the lens of the present. Some compare the Roman Catholic conspirators who nearly...
UK Politics
24 October 2005
You can study the awesome debt statistics for as long as you want but, to those who remember the great frauds of the...
Human Rights
10 October 2005
On the Saturday of the great anti-war demonstration of 2003, I watched one million people march through London, then...
UK Politics
19 September 2005
In March, evangelicals gathered under the banner of the Christian Congress for Traditional Values outside Broadcasting...
Business
22 August 2005
The most powerful man in the literary world is not the chairman of the Man Booker jury who hands out the prizes. Nor is...
Politics
08 August 2005
Evelyn Waugh once complained that the Conservatives had been in power for years but not turned the clock back by a...
UK Politics
01 August 2005
Curmudgeons may bemoan the death of British inventiveness, but the greatest modern breakthrough in the fight against...
Politics
25 July 2005
In 1871 the governments of Europe were horrified by the Paris Commune, the world's first socialist rebellion, and...
Society
11 July 2005
Brian Blackwell got a disorder and got away with it, so why shouldn't you? He battered his parents to death with a claw...
UK Politics
20 June 2005
The nine novels of Christopher Brookmyre are worth reading even if slick comedy thrillers aren't to your taste. Eight...
TV and Radio
30 May 2005
If there can be a standard pattern to such rare events as strikes, then the BBC strike fitted it. The typical trade...

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