Peter Wilby was editor of the Independent on Sunday from 1995 to 1996 and of the New Statesman from 1998 to 2005. He writes a weekly column for the NS.

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Culture
25 July 2005
How can a magazine's two theatre critics write and stage a play cruelly lampooning not only their own editor and...
18 July 2005
The belief that newspapers deserve special congratulation for coverage of big stories - riots, terrorist attacks, plane...
11 July 2005
It was Walt Whitman who wrote: "Do I contradict myself?/Very well then I contradict myself,/ (I am large, I contain...
04 July 2005
Does the heavy coverage of the G8 summit, and particularly of what it can do for Africa, herald a newly outward-looking...
27 June 2005
The decline of the public intellectual - the person of intellectual distinction who plays a significant role in public...
Books
27 June 2005
Christopher (don't dare ever call him "Chris") Hitchens loves drama and loves a feud. He refused to speak to his...
20 June 2005
When I was a young (well, youngish) reporter, I worked for an editor who, presented with copy which stated, for example...
UK Politics
13 June 2005
In his Times column on 1 June, Andrew Pierce noted that the BBC had placed an advertisement in national newspapers,...
06 June 2005
With the election over, the papers are struggling for a news agenda. The EU constitution crisis is too boring, the Tory...
30 May 2005
Passing through Cardiff the other day, I bought a copy of the South Wales Echo and there inevitably it was: a big...
Politics
02 May 2005
For almost its entire history, the New Statesman has been a Labour-supporting paper. At many times - not least in...
Business
04 April 2005
Childcare. Now that, as Gandhi said of western civilisation, would be a good idea. Indeed, that was what I thought in...
Culture
08 November 2004
It is, I suppose, a measure of how seriously people take the New Statesman that the resignation of its deputy editor...
Books
12 July 2004
''Do you want to make mischief?" Lord Beaverbrook would ask aspiring journalists. John Lloyd's answer, I guess, would...
Books
28 June 2004
No writer of boys' own comic stories ever imagined anything so romantic. Unknown to the wider world, the humble...

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