14 January 2010
One of the drawbacks of putting those accused of war crimes on trial is that they can use the occasion as a public...
07 January 2010
The great sociologist Richard Sennett has often written about how a sense of long-term commitment - to an employer, job...
30 December 2009
The attempted bombing of a US plane by a young Nigerian exposes once more the absurdity of the claim that troops in...
17 December 2009
The pundits are virtually unanimous. Alistair Darling, they say, hasn't done enough to show that Britain can reduce its...
10 December 2009
With the global warming deniers at their most vociferous during the Copenhagen summit, here is a way to test the...
03 December 2009
Apologies to Mark Lynas, George Monbiot, Ed Miliband and all my other green friends, but I have decided I no longer...
26 November 2009
We want a trial
19 November 2009
One of the great diseases of the modern era - somebody once called it the "diploma disease" - is to require...
12 November 2009
12 November 2009
I am no great admirer of the European Union, but I have always thought we should stay with it and make the best of it....
05 November 2009
No more Mr Nice Guy, eh? One effect of Alan Johnson's decision to sack David Nutt is to shatter the carefully...
15 October 2009
If St Augustine had a vision of God, perhaps it was not unlike Dame Suzi Leather, chair of the Charities Commission....
08 October 2009
One of the architects of the Tories' "work programme", announced at their conference in Manchester, is Lord (...
01 October 2009
With the Conservatives about to dominate the media for an entire week, New Statesman readers need cheering up. So here'...
24 September 2009
Everybody's mind is focused on public spending cuts and filling the growing "black hole" in the Treasury's...