Yo Zushi is a sub-editor of the New Statesman. His work as a musician is released by Pointy Records

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International Politics
10 April 2008
On 6 January 1853, while serving as a soldier in the Caucasus, Leo Tolstoy recorded his thoughts about war. "When...
Politics
13 March 2008
“Can the political environment really be that decisive in determining economic inequality?” Princeton’s Paul Krugman...
Economics
13 March 2008
For a country that styles itself as the world’s number-one, official, card-carrying, uncontested, brilliant – nay,...
Books
31 January 2008
In 1993, the Algerian novelist and newspaper editor Tahar Djaout was assassinated by religious fundamentalists. As Alek...
Books
03 January 2008
The comedian Steve Martin is very serious about the business of making people laugh. While Martin’s account of his...
Human Rights
06 December 2007
Almost in passing, Vesna Maric mentions "our dusty old towns, where things lately had not been so good". It's a huge...
Film
25 October 2007
It’s July 2006, and the Jerusalem International Film Festival is in full swing. Somewhere in the crowd is Annette Lévy-...
Books
06 September 2007
"For most of my life I had felt distant from my grandfather, perhaps mistaking the language barrier for coldness." It's...
Books
26 July 2007
Gerhard Self is 69. An old-fashioned private eye in post-reunification Germany, he is a man increasingly out of step...
Books
26 July 2007
Qiu Xiaolong’s Shanghai is a city mired in corruption. In an age when “being rich” means “being glorious”, the values...
Books
12 July 2007
“Of course they are caught between the ritual assassins of a transdimensional conspiracy and mysterious saviours.” So...
Music and Performance
21 June 2007
In an age when even the Sunday Times can celebrate “30 Years of Punk” with a cover-mount CD, it’s easy to forget what a...
21 June 2007
Picture yourself in a boat on a river: there’s no way off, the life jackets have fallen overboard, and you’re trapped...

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