Rowan Williams is an Anglican prelate, theologian and poet, who was Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2012. He writes on books for the New Statesman.
Immigration presents us with a moral and political quandary. Can two new books help us decide what to do?
Trump's theatrical politics are a betrayal of the disenfranchised. To move forward, we need better analysis of and investment in local civic activism.
John Milbank and Adrian Pabst's new book explores the "post-Liberal" moment, but leaves me wondering about the future.
The former Archbishop of Canterbury considers the complicated “traitor” revealed in Amos Oz’s new novel, Judas.
David Brooks’s moral handbook, out in paperback, offers a vision of the good life. But in focusing on individuals he misses the bigger picture.
A decision to leave the EU will have consequences for the developing world that we have barely begun to consider.
“Edges: where owls and snow drift / down, spill quietly and stifle”
Are we too complacent in thinking that the toxic brew of paranoia and populism that brought Hitler to power will never be repeated?
Ultimate Questions by Bryan Magee invites us to reconsider the very nature of truth - but its answers are sometimes vague.
The Book of Magic: from Antiquity to the Enlightenment by Brian Copenhaver invites us to reflect on the long history of magic in culture.
Across the political spectrum, the New Statesman introduces you to the personalities who shape our world. Where else would you find Jeremy Corbyn, Tony Blair and Theresa May in the same place?