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For the second time in little over a decade, the state has been forced to intervene to save the economy from ruin. This time, it must lead to lasting change.
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.
Between the tricky tasks of reviving the economy and navigating Brexit, many Conservative MPs fear the only way is down.
An ongoing study already provides a daily picture of Covid-19 in the UK – yet the government has failed to endorse the research.
Leading paediatricians have warned that not sending kids back is risking the life chances of a generation.
The biggest question mark is over which way Russia might go.
His critics may be tempted to laugh, but Trump has shown, time and again, that he is not so easy to bring down.
The only thing making me feel unsettled is my confusion about where to draw the line between girlhood and womanhood.
Zoom meetings, although necessary, are void of the comfort that comes with shaking hands or kissing someone before a conversation.
How Covid-19 could lead to a permanent slump in railway passenger numbers.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
US legal scholar Lawrence Douglas has examined how well prepared American political institutions are for a president who doesn't want to go.
International Trade Secretary Liz Truss says talks with Australia and New Zealand will pave the way for “a global Britain”.
We are witnessing something entirely new: the rise of the activist super-player.
With soaring Covid-19 death rates and an authoritarian president, a solution to Brazil’s political crisis seems more out of reach than ever.
Seventy years ago, on 25 June 1950, North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel, starting the Korean War. The actions of the combatants, and their superpower sponsors, still reverberate today.
How the pandemic has exposed the institutional failings of British governance.
How driverless cars curtail our joy and autonomy to serve Silicon Valley’s voracious surveillance capitalism.
A new poem by Isobel Dixon.
Bernardine Evaristo, Colson Whitehead, Edna O’Brien and more Orwell Prize-shortlisted writers explain how politics informs their prose.
The landscape paintings of the 96-year-old black American artist.
Why Devil in a Blue Dress should’ve been a hit.
It isn’t only thanks to the passage of time that Bennett-land seems so anachronistic now.
The myth-busting show with more episodes than Star Wars.
The Forces' Sweetheart eventually came to embody a nostalgia for the “Blitz spirit”, but her best music strikes a more uncertain note.
A few suggestions to dive into what The Groundnut Cookbook describes as “some of the best food on the planet”.
Months of isolation have reduced my brains to mush.
Now I wonder if I've lost the chance to repair what's gradually come undone.
I used to tell myself that I am such a fan I can watch any two teams kicking a ball around. Turns out it’s not true.
The founder of Glastonbury Festival talks Harold Macmillan, Paul McCartney, and the best speech ever delivered on the Pyramid Stage.
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