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The government's mishandling of education during the pandemic endangers the prospects of a generation of children.
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.
The crisis has revealed the Prime Minister's painful limitations as a national leader, with his incompetence alarming even his allies.
As the government's failure to protect care homes becomes ever clearer, many families now consider them potential death traps for their loved ones.
Ministers’ failures will damage pupils’ educational performance and the economic health of the country.
We face a sharply constrained recovery that could cost several million jobs – far beyond anything the UK suffered after 2008.
Boris Johnson and his fellow buccaneers could start by being honest about how expectations for Brexit need to alter after the pandemic.
Blame lies not just with the comedians, but also with producers and commissioners.
Planning a rally in Tulsa on 19 June was either ignorant or insensitive. But the president isn't alone in considering non-white history a denial of America itself.
While the rewards at the top are as high as ever, sport’s working poor are being cut adrift.
Coronavirus will not be resolved by bug-out bags and bunkers, by people stockpiling dried foods and doubling down on their own self-enclosure.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
For the author of The End of Policing, defunding the police is the starting point; the goal is abolition.
The question of whether Trump will leave quietly if he loses the presidential election in November is widely discussed in the US.
Protesters have called for all statues of the former imperial ruler to be removed in recognition of his massacres in the Congo.
The statues erected at the height of imperial power and prejudice do not belong in 21st-century Britain. But toppling monuments will not help us properly understand our past or resolve our present troubles.
For 30 years, the unsolved murder of the prime minister has haunted Sweden. Yet the identification of a culprit has offered little comfort
As the country’s Covid-19 death toll has spiralled, support for the government’s unique approach has frayed.
The $4.5trn industry has never seemed so seductive. But is it an elaborate confidence trick?
What the fall of Rome teaches us about the twin threats of lethal disease and ecological disaster.
Exploring the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance writer, who went on to influence generations of writers, from Toni Morrison to Bernardine Evaristo.
As Philippe Sands’ The Ratline explores, Nazis' complicity in genocide didn’t stop Americans trying to recruit them.
A new poem from Graham Mort.
David Tennant and Michael Sheen play versions of themselves in this lo-fi production.
The indie-rock artist on collaboration, Ryan Adams and her new album Punisher.
The woman who brought modern art to Canada’s most distant shores.
The 1986 film from the Talking Heads frontman feels as zesty now as it did on its original release.
BBC One's latest blockbuster factual drama looks at the attempted assassination of Sergei and Yulia Skripal by Putin's Russia in 2018.
With countless sharp and memorable remarks on both activism and a public health crisis, ten-part series A Big Disease with a Little Name sounds stunningly apposite.
These wines aren’t necessarily quite the same quality, but they aren’t the same price, either.
But why do I engage with idiots, or people who are worse than idiots?
They are the first living creatures to have arrived in the pond we dug a week ago.
The former governor of the Bank of England on remembering rationing, the bionic eye and "Soul Limbo".
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