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The Leave vote was an expression of profound economic and social discontent. But Brexit is a false panacea. It is not the end of, or even an answer to, the European question.
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.
While Brexit is a defeat for the “open”, it might yet come to be seen as the beginning of the end for the “closed”.
As the Queen herself said, the Crown is part of a constitution that is “puzzling” and “always will be”. It also represents an increasingly contested idea of Britishness.
Searching with an outreach worker for the rough sleepers hiding in flower beds and electricity cupboards, our eyes are drawn to the City skyline.
The right-wing attack on the well-being of the working class is well documented. Less has been said, though, about the parallel cultural assault from the left.
The “magic” of books isn’t in their physical form, but in their words. I have no problem using a Kindle instead of breaking a paperback’s spine.
It can be liberating to accept that the whole trick of life is deciding how, not whether, to screw up. And the benefits can often outweigh the costs.
The disease is spreading with terrifying speed but crucial lessons have been learned from previous epidemics.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The satirist behind The Thick of It on Britain's reputation, immigration, and why he is no longer laughing at our "troubling" politics.
Emma Tucker’s appointment as Sunday Times editor means that a record five national newspapers are now edited by women.
Bryant was one of the world’s most revered athletes and an inspiring role model for many – but he was also a complex and flawed individual.
Dragged out by the English, Britain is leaving the European Union. Is the multinational state set for a long period of decline, or will it be able to find peace with itself – and with the rest of Europe?
At the Yalta Conference 75 years ago, as the Red Army was taking control of eastern Europe, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met to plan the peace. What did the “Big Three” want? And what did they get?
Why an ancient Chinese text on warfare remains a favourite manual for policymakers from Donald Trump to Dominic Cummings.
Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic novel of love, war and rural life laid out the tensions between the old and the new Scotland.
In finance, profits can only be made by defrauding customers, destroying competitors and capturing governments. In short, by sabotage.
A vivid and disturbing memoir sheds light on our cultural anxiety about sleep.
A new poem by Joe Carrick-Varty.
Offill’s third novel zooms from the micro to the macro, taking the form of musings, jokes, trivia, confessions, facts, tick-box surveys, Q&As and snatches of memory.
Set in 1759, this play is messy, ambitious and genre-bending.
The Grammys simply reflect her existing influence; Billie Eilish is already shaping pop.
Igor Levit brings dramatic contrasts to his performance of the preludes and fugues in their entirety, which marked the beginning of his artist residency at the Barbican.
Does this black and white film add up to anything more than a sustained stylistic experiment?
As this BBC drama makes clear, the adults who survived Nazi camps remembered life before the war. But the children had no prior memories to cling to.
A new series of BBC radio programmes hope to introduce us to the man behind the stories.
"The lives of birds are too rich to be to quiet madness in a pretty cage, thousands of miles from the forests of home."
"This, I thought, is the kind of jazz I can live with."
"I sit in meetings, imagining swimming pool water in my mouth."
"GPs who had hitherto been prominent cheerleaders for the project let out a collective howl of dismay."
The Stonewall founder and life peer talks Philippe Sands, Jon Snow's ties and why love would be his Mastermind specialist subject.
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