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Britain’s plight has become a cautionary tale: it has recorded one of the highest death rates from Covid-19 in the developed world.
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.
With the virus killing so many around the world, can we now see more clearly what it means not just to live but to live well and with renewed purpose?
The need to empty hospital beds ahead of the peak has meant that asymptomatic inpatients have been discharged to nursing homes without testing.
Routines that once seemed inevitable are giving way to imaginative and comforting forms of contact.
The mistakes may not be difficult problems of personnel or institutions, but ones that can be solved swiftly and painlessly.
Excessive economic fear will be destructive. But prudence in politics is not a luxury for relatively good times.
When was the last time Steve Mnuchin had to worry about rent?
To some Conservative MPs, the sheer inexperience of the cabinet has been glaringly obvious and a further embarrassment.
When people describe “sport” they are invariably referring to men’s sport. The big stuff. The stuff that drives the revenue.
The international body blithely accepted Beijing’s assurances that there was little to worry about.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
Why Jim McMahon is one of the rising stars of Labour.
Since almost everything the tabloids print about Harry and Meghan is “distorted, false, or invasive”, they have no need of royal assistance.
In a personal account, Dominic Minghella recalls the pre-lockdown period in which he and others were spreading Covid-19 across the UK.
The humanitarian and economic disaster facing poorer countries as they grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic.
The former prime minister talks to Stephen Bush about economic crises, the retreat from globalisation and the most urgent priorities for fighting Covid-19.
In political and media circles, an array of thinkers – national conservatives, integralists, traditionalists, and post-liberals – are crossing ideological boundaries.
How the young poet, shaped by revolutionary politics, taught us to love the living world.
Despite 2,000 years of study, there is still so much we don’t know about how the brain works.
Stories of an “improbable gatekeeper”: a young female editor in an age of great male narcissists.
The patriarchal, survivalist fantasies of preppers.
A new poem by Anthony Anaxagorou.
In the first of a new series examining landscape paintings, we look at the story behind Nash’s charming and amusing countryside scene.
The Oscar-nominated film director Lenny Abrahamson on turning to TV with his BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People.
As we enter the second month of lockdown, “making” shows are all the rage – but The Great British Sewing Bee is a world away from Kirstie Allsopp and her glue gun.
From oblivious advice to moving personal stories.
Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson shine in this playful, suspenseful thriller.
With friends and relatives at a distance, I want good bottles around me.
Instead of asking for money he asked me if I had a phone he could make a call from.
Right now, I am finding more comfort in the natural world than anywhere else.
I wake up to a cry of “Wingardium Leviosa!” The boys are starting the day as they mean to go on, with a wizarding duel.
The data rights lawyer talks Jacinda Ardern, Peter Pomerantsev’s This is Not Propaganda, and investigative journalists.
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