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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Global Issues
04 October 2004
Every now and again, Khurshid Ahmed, a leading figure at the Commission for Racial Equality, has encounters with...
Politics
30 August 2004
I live in an area whose name isn't so much a place name as a synonym for the faddish folly of the bleeding-heart middle...
Human Rights
16 August 2004
Three mementoes of a steamy summer which prove, if proof were needed, that the principled left was a 19th- and 20th-...
Society
02 August 2004
Of all the religious slogans that pushed European liberals into anti-clericalism, the Jesuit boast "Give me the child...
Politics
19 July 2004
It may sound perverse to say so, but Tony Blair's critics, from the BBC in the centre to the saluters of Saddam Hussein...
UK Politics
05 July 2004
The story of new Labour has been told in biographies. This is the fourth of Tony Blair; more are promised for the...
Human Rights
05 July 2004
If you work on the assumption that you can judge a society by how it treats its animals, that perennially inquisitive...
UK Politics
21 June 2004
If Britain were ever to have a Silvio Berlusconi, he wouldn't be a media magnate but a media star. Apart from the...
International Politics
07 June 2004
Just before the war against Iraq I began to receive strange calls from BBC journalists. Would I like information on how...
Politics
24 May 2004
The atrocities of 11 September 2001 feel an age away. The distance is summed up in a memo, sent within a few weeks of...
Politics
10 May 2004
In the 1994 smash hit Speed, Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock play a police officer and a teacher trapped on a school...
Human Rights
26 April 2004
A few weeks ago, Martyn Clarke, a care worker at Bridge-view special school on the outskirts of Hull, was acquitted by...
International Politics
12 April 2004
Ever since 11 September 2001 reasonable people in liberal democracies have concluded that their enemies must at some...
UK Politics
15 March 2004
Sami al-Jundi, one of the militants who founded the Ba'ath Party in Syria in 1943, described its inspiration thus: "We...
Economics
01 March 2004
To people interested in law and order, nothing symbolised the mutation of Britain into a giant public-private...

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