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Britain assumed that economic liberalisation would lead to political liberalisation in China. This was a delusion.
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.
So far, the leadership is succeeding in selling Brand Starmer. The problem is it is having less success in selling Brand Labour.
For #LongCovid sufferers – around 5 per cent of those who catch the disease – debilitating symptoms drag on interminably.
To choose a sustainable future we must make our voices heard, otherwise it will be too late.
The president is resorting to racism in the hope that his fervent supporters will savour it and the media will focus on it.
It isn’t that I object to marriage on political grounds, it’s more that it has never seemed normal to me.
White players are hailed for their courage and commitment, while black players are more likely to be criticised for a bad attitude, and reduced to their pace and strength.
The virus may ignore national borders, but governments are busy reinforcing them.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The author of Forced Out, formerly of Greater Manchester Police and the Metropolitan Police, speaks out about the racism and homophobia he experienced.
From October, the government proposes to hold White House-style televised daily press briefings, hosted by “an experienced broadcaster”.
Why we are entering a new age of disorder.
Driven by mercantilist ambitions, the Cameroons courted China. But now the Conservatives are turning against the rising superpower.
The city is opening up but something is missing as the old anger and division return.
The pandemic has forced No 10 and its behavioural psychologists to confront the most basic questions: what are rules and what makes us follow them?
Ten years after its first post, the app exerts an almost inconceivable degree of influence over our culture, psychology and relationships
A new poem by Joe Carrick-Varty
Ilhan Omar rejects the usual story of finding the American dream, and complicates the narrative surrounding her.
The quiet life and bold work of an under-discussed St Ives painter.
The novelist Sarah Perry and the oncologist Sam Guglani discuss the capacity of both medicine and art to respond to the coronavirus crisis.
The LA trio’s first two albums offered glossy pop-rock – but Women in Music Pt. III is rawer. It has less of a sheen.
The dystopian thriller offers both the soothing image of a billionaire capitalist brought to heel by riots, and one of the earliest indications of Robert Pattinson's talent.
I’m completely nuts about this series – from Cate Blanchett’s alabaster poise and Rose Byrne’s quiet bravery, to the clothes that make you want to go wild on Etsy.
The festival of “essays, programmes and provocations” on the world post-Covid-19 launched two weeks ago with a Zoom discussion featuring George Osborne.
Not with a human being, but with glorious lavender plants.
It’s there, all over my head. I can feel it around and above my ears, like seaweed. It is both alien to me and intimate. At times I almost even like it.
I so want to be transported somewhere, anywhere but here, but here will not let me go.
Why on Earth did the Spurs board think Mourinho would do any better than Pochettino?
The economist talks Louisa May Alcott, Elizabeth Warren, and Gloria Steinem.
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