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Electoral incentives are leading the Conservatives to revise their fundamentalist faith in free markets.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email email@example.com to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
The most effective weapon has been control over mailing lists – and it is the Corbynite left who now have access to them.
The country is gradually transforming into what is known in international relations as a “semi-hegemon”.
Since October, at demonstrations and sit-ins, Iraqis have been demanding clean politics, real independence and better lives.
For at least seven decades, energy security has made the Persian Gulf a geopolitical minefield.
It seems wrong somehow to dedicate my time to improving myself when the world is literally on fire.
Last month, Liverpool announced it would be the first sports team in the world to launch its own YouTube membership subscription.
How a new London space is seeking to define the economic doctrine of our age.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
Twitter’s outgoing European vice-president opens up about life at the social network, and his quest for worker wellbeing.
Even if half the planet’s population were burning, the global heating deniers would still blame a left-green conspiracy.
Boris Johnson won a remarkable victory by routing Labour in its old heartlands. But his dilemma is how to cement his alliance with the working class while the cultural establishment remains wedded to progressive values.
In the 1960s the Queen and Prince Philip employed PRs to transform the monarchy into a “royal family”. It was a disastrous error that turned royals into celebrities and opened the way for the Harry and Meghan debacle.
Dad paced excitedly around the perimeter. “There are two outer rings. First time I’ve seen that.”
Around a billion animals have been impacted by Australia’s bushfires. It’s a catastrophe in which more endangered species will be pushed closer to the brink of extinction.
Wells was a prolific and visionary writer – but his major legacy is political.
Are women drawn to imagining other lives because their own are still so constrained?
Wiener is a keen social observer and scene-setter, especially attuned to the hypocrisies of the hubristic young men of Silicon Valley.
In his latest novel, Lerner attempts to use 1990s America to explain Donald Trump’s US, a nation hamstrung by a degraded political discourse and toxic masculinity run rampant.
A new poem by Fiona Sampson.
Every year, awards season seems more dated than ever, and 2020 is no exception.
This year’s exhibition calendar sees a return for some of the biggest names of the Renaissance – and Andy Warhol.
Entrusting a film about the exploitation of women to the director of the Austin Powers trilogy was a risk scarcely worth taking.
The actor on therapy, eggs and aerial gymnastics.
Many people on opioids continue to be in pain even as their doctors increase their doses. In other words, often they don’t even work.
Every other week the station will be dedicated to the composer’s music, life and world.
That said, I view a month of abstinence from alcohol as little more than an irritating fad.
The thought that in a few days I will be back in the land of WH Smith instead of PJ Clarke’s makes me feel as though all the air had been let out of me.
Twenty-four-year-old Zimmer posted pictures and videos as Troy Becker, losing only his trademark frosted tips hairstyle and tell-tale adult stubble.
Most people being medically risk-managed will derive no benefit, either because they were never going to develop the risk condition, or because they will do so anyway.
The chess grandmaster talks Mahatma Gandhi, Adam Hochschild’s Bury the Chains and an infamous Cold War chess match.
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