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The closing of the conservative mind is of concern to more than merely the right.
The furore about the British ambassador's leaked cables on the Trump administration ignored the exposure of a deeper, more enduring truth about UK foreign policy.
Conservative MPs are cleaving to Boris Johnson because he is a known quantity, and in the hope that he can steer them through genuine four-party politics.
Contemplating the wistful magic of "Wichita Lineman", and the litany of mishaps that came with employing Boris Johnson as a motoring journalist.
The EU's dependence on Nato for security and Germany's dependence on Russia for energy has created a disjunction at the heart of the European project.
My babcia had many stories to tell, but the treatment that she and other Poles received in India teaches us a lesson that’s needed now more than ever.
As the Tory leadership candidates peddle empty fantasies we need to ask: what, if anything, does "bringing the country together" actually mean?
The first female Commons Speaker is on the comeback trail in her 90th year to fight for a second EU referendum.
Deutsche Bank once hoped to compete with the US banking giants, but after a decade of scandals and wrong turns, it is making a last-ditch effort to survive.
As an invisible Cricket World Cup finally ends and the gimmickry of the Hundred looms, in the shires and small towns of England the game continues to be played as it used to be.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
Britain is in crisis. To recover we need to rediscover a sense of shame and acknowledge how many unforgivable things are happening in the country
The left-wing party's embrace of austerity created the conditions for a parasitic and cruel oligarchy to return.
The truth is that our most prominent political figures – Johnson, Corbyn, Farage – are not politicians. They are men of no substance
I love to forage, and my mental sketch of the local park where I walk our dog is dotted with the places where fruit grows
In recent weeks, Facebook has created a new digital currency and the price of Bitcoin has fluctuated wildly. Has money itself always been an illusion?
Faced with the loss of beloved landscapes, some passionate individuals have taken action at enormous cost and personal risk.
The global influence of Maoism, from 1970s Zimbabwe to 1990s Peru.
Parodied or neglected by critics, Iris Murdoch’s work has fallen out of fashion. But, 100 years after her birth, her brilliantly fluid novels still defy convention.
A new poem by Isobel Dixon.
Creator Cariad Lloyd describes it as “a chance to talk, share and laugh about the weirdness of grief and death – but with comedians”
In 1919, Walter Gropius established an art school in sleepy Weimar. Before long it had invented a new way of living for the 20th century.
Nayeri works hard to put names, faces, quirks and favourite recipes to the anonymous numbers we read about – or switch off from.
This Hollywood abuse story is determinedly relevant, as if compelling drama were simply a case of making vigorous nods in the direction of the newspapers.
The Dead Don’t Die has nothing to add to the accomplishments of Shaun of the Dead and Zombieland
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
There are white, rosé and even sparkling Riojas, and the reds range from supermarket bargains to bottles worth hundreds of pounds
On the way back from Manchester, before hitting the motorway, we found an impressively decrepit petrol station and topped up the car
Behind the hearse, and beyond the downcast relatives, the Mardi Gras Indians danced
The UK has some of the lowest rates of heart transplants in Europe, with just under three transplants per million population a year
The Hot Chip musician on Prince, Martin Luther King and vegetarians
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