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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 Prime Minister’s unipolar moment won’t last.
The communist country is fundamentally lonely, inflexible and led by a coercive state.
For the first time in this country there now exists a large body of vocal pro-European opinion: the unexpected offspring of Brexit.
It would be difficult not to capture someone homeless if you took a picture more or less anywhere in Dublin city centre.
No other Labour leader has sympathised with the IRA or similar terrorist organisations, much less had truck with anti-Semitism.
The modern news economy thrives on argument, polarisation and shock value.
Can patriotism save the left?
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
Sign maker Matthew Bracey on Europe’s largest neon lighting company, and his family’s journey from Soho strip clubs to Instagram stardom.
The parliamentary lobby fear losing their monopoly over political news. That’s a good thing.
The ongoing battle over British railways.
There are tensions between Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel – but unless France and Germany can work together the bloc will fragment
Ireland’s two main centre-right parties have held the balance of power for nearly a century. But are voters prepared to accept Sinn Féin’s history of bloodshed in order to break the political status quo?
World leaders have been told they need to reduce carbon emissions to nil by 2050 to avoid environmental disaster. But their plans fall dramatically short of the lifestyle changes needed to save the planet.
Remembering the novelist, one year after her death.
Genetics does not recognise race as a biologically meaningful concept, but that doesn’t stop racists invoking its findings.
Tracing the contours of Balkan lakes by boat, foot and car, this book tells the lyrical stories of the shores’ inhabitants.
In Hensher’s latest, wide-ranging novel, discipline has disappeared and vice reigns.
The neglected postwar fiction of Alexander Baron.
Ferris’s Short Life in a Strange World, Reid’s Such a Fun Age and Saskia Hamilton’s edit of The Dolphin Letters, 1970-1979.
The novelist on grief, politics and the dumbing-down of fiction.
When I listened to The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread? podcast, the Sounds app amusingly began suggesting bread-related content.
You don’t go to Madonna for vulnerability: she is all about self-determination, pleasure and defiance.
Parasite works as entertainment and analysis, treat and treatise.
If Mary Beard docs involve any shock, it stems not from their subject but from the presenter’s conviction that her own ideas are vastly more thrilling than those of the artists she is investigating.
Even if it means you can’t retire your rake.
It’s like watching University Challenge; when alone, I get half the questions right. With anyone else there, I am reduced to embarrassed silence.
The BBC-Netflix drama doesn’t just divide itself between London and Tokyo, English and Japanese, but between genres.
The fame and love for Liverpool in the next ten years will be even more widespread than that for Man Utd.
The rugby player talks Neighbours, Jacinda Ardern and losing two World Cup finals.
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