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A Czech politician dreams of a libertarian microstate in Europe.
The billionaire brothers who tried to buy the US presidency.
Friends of the NS – including Stephen Hawking, Helena Kennedy, Geoff Dyer and Joan Armatrading – tell us what Europe means to them.
Ukip splits, Tim Peake's gagging order and sniggering at a Downing Street spinner.
Our guest editor introduces a special issue of the New Statesman on Britain and Europe.
Boris Johnson and Michael Gove are now at the head of one of the most rancid campaigns in recent electoral history.
Why we should not be isolationist.
The greatest failure of the Remain campaign is its pessimism.
The social and government structures we create also must have some structure on every scale.
If people don’t take their opportunity to determine their own future, other people will do it for them.
Plus: why the EU referendum is our Hillary Clinton v Donald Trump moment.
“Let’s take back control” is an empty slogan unless doing so improves prospects for British citizens.
A decision to leave the EU will have consequences for the developing world that we have barely begun to consider.
Four-fifths of scientists support staying in the EU. Here is why.
The reason why nobody in either the Leave or the Remain camp can come up with a strong and positive story is that right now there is no strong, positive story to tell.
How Brexit would threaten the UK’s relationship with Ireland.
Gordon Brown talks to Ban Ki-moon.
Trump once called me “vicious, arrogant, obnoxious, possibly evil”. Which may be true.
The late UN secretary general discussed the EU's future with Brown ahead of the 2016 UK referendum.
NS Editor Jason Cowley on young fogeys and John Major’s antique diction.
The echoes of 1975 in the current EU debate.
The Brexit proposal springs from panic and would certainly be terrible news for Britain’s economy – but it carries a threat even greater than that.
The political philosopher on markets, morality and globalisation.
The Sunlight Pilgrims by Jenni Fagan reviewed.
Naked Diplomacy: Power and Statecraft in the Digital Age by Tom Fletcher reviewed.
The problem is in the kind of history people are thinking with.
“My hand on what I take from time and this world / and the stone’s shadow there on the grass with mine.”
Forest ecology, indigenous culture, sea voyages, Dutch culture, colonial and Maori culture, the logging industry: all these subjects and many more are revealed through the adventures of Proulx’s characters.
It is no accident that women are writing in ever greater numbers about their mental anguish and pain.
The sense of an old order degenerating and a new one not yet born recalls the fin de siècle of 120 years ago.
Kate Mossman experiences a day in the life of Brix Smith Start.
From Roddy Doyle to Lionel Shriver, friends of the NS share their favourite European novels.
Radio transformed this frontier region of chestnut forests leading up to the Apennines.
Plus: gently but genuinely funny sitcom Mum.
Plus: eloquent storytelling around the refugee crisis in Fire at Sea.
It’s not a great restaurant, but that doesn’t bother me, because the important thing about Joe Allen in Covent Garden is that it is pretty much unchanged since it first opened in the late 1970s.
It is shut. I can see this from some way off. The familiar lights are dark, the outside tables no longer there. I press my nose against the window.
Carbohydrate, fat: it doesn’t really matter. Eat less and do more.
Hares should be ubiquitous on these hills and gorselands at dusk, enchanting us with their elegant play.
I now find the political landscape so alien and awful that it’s hard to match the waves of cynicism it transmits on its own.
In June 1945, she announced that she would stand as an independent at Hornchurch but soon tried to withdraw, as she had laryngitis.
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