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As Generation Z adopts a militant stance against racial inequality, demands for change can no longer be ignored.
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.
Tories might agree that Starmer is doing an excellent job – but they don’t believe he is yet convincing voters to reject them.
The term is an eye-catching shorthand for speculation that there may be pre-existing immunity to Covid-19.
We have to find a way to transform this righteous anger over racial injustice into meaningful reform.
The entire world is now bearing witness to police violence in the US, and it can no longer be ignored.
Even during a pandemic and nationwide protests against racial injustice, this 13-year-old story still dominates the media.
When the violence of the George Floyd protests began to prompt an authoritarian crackdown, black leaders rose to the moment.
The US can't reform its domestic policing without first liberating itself from its own foreign policy.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The author of Abolish Silicon Valley and former tech entrepreneur on why she turned her back on the industry.
The paper was right to publish an article by the Republican senator Tom Cotton, but journalism is now so partisan I might be the only leftist on the planet who holds such views.
The toppling of the slave trader’s monument has taught us far more about the past than its survival ever did.
Generation Z is increasingly restive and unhappy with the status quo. But does it have the means to effect the lasting change it wants?
A devastating indictment of the Prime Minister from one of his former allies and Downing Street advisers.
How crises and upheavals are drawing Britain away from globalisation and back towards a national capitalism.
Sage minutes show that scientific caution, rather than a strategy of “herd immunity”, drove the UK’s slow response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
I'm familiar with lockdown – I remember the nights spent hiding with my family in our bathroom, as Israeli airstrikes hit Beirut.
The genetic data around human difference is inconclusive – but that does not stop right-wing thinkers using it to excuse profound social inequalities
Paris was first published one hundred years ago by Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s Hogarth Press – two years before TS Eliot’s The Waste Land and James Joyce’s Ulysses.
Andrew Marantz’s Antisocial: How Online Extremists Broke America is a refreshingly insightful account of how the alt-right used technology to shape today’s politics.
In this short novel, Lacey takes the idea of the passive protagonist to an extreme.
Activists toppling the Edward Colston statue in Bristol makes for moving footage. Better than comfort, it offers hope.
Ando Hiroshige was never afraid to be daring.
In Lee’s latest film, four black Vietnam veterans return to Saigon in the present day.
This is original and often exhilarating TV.
BBC Radio 4’s Hearing Architecture suggests you can.
I shall let you into one of horticulture’s best-kept secrets. Heritage does not mean “a national treasure”.
“Get a coronavirus test,” everyone tells me. But as getting a test involves getting out of bed, I am happy to sit this one out.
On the night Boris Johnson urged a lockdown, a thought entered my mind: “I’m on the wrong side of the Irish Sea.”
Unfortunately – or perhaps fortunately, depending on how you look at it – I know a thing or two about dealing with depression.
The historian talks BoJack Horseman, the problematic 19th-century actor Edmund Kean, and John Bew's Citizen Clem.
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