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A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email email@example.com to have your thoughts voices in the New Statesman magazine.
Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon have found themselves in the same predicament over exam results.
My hunch is that coronavirus will prove to be just like other respiratory viruses – eminently transmissible by the young.
Long after I was the first Brit to visit Beirut since the release of John McCarthy it became the tourist destination it should always have been. But the recent turmoil has ended that.
Out of sight and out of mind, the low profile of his campaign is in sharp contrast to that of Trump's.
While the EU is fixated on avoiding economic retaliation during the Hong Kong crisis, the UK is joining the US in decoupling from China.
MLMs such as Avon have seen a surge in sellers during lockdown – but will the new recruits benefit?
Covid has accelerated changes that have been decades in the making, bringing about the end of utopian politics and its dystopian consequences.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The Italian astronaut on life in space, the importance of global cooperation, and why we must prepare for life on Mars.
Only 30 per cent of Britons are certain they’d have a coronavirus vaccine, if one was discovered.
The closure of Q magazine has highlighted a troubled media landscape and the serious effects of a pandemic on music journalism. But many smaller, independent music magazines are thriving.
Much good work is done in the Lords, but the upper chamber remains a symbol of our crumbling political system.
Liberal, Labour and Conservative governments have all sailed into the Bermuda Triangle of Lords reform, though few have completed the voyage.
The sole known surviving Battle of Britain pilot has just celebrated his 101st birthday. He is myth made reality and one day only the myth will remain.
Why Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London – the so-called Professor Lockdown – believes he has been vindicated and his team’s work has saved many lives during the coronavirus pandemic. But he still has serious regrets.
Dismissing Melania ignores two extraordinary feats: rising from lone eastern European immigrant to First Lady in 20 years, and being the longest relationship of that most eccentric and difficult man, Donald J Trump.
Andrew Adonis’s biography on “Labour’s Churchill” rescues Bevin from undeserved obscurity.
My father, a provincial boyhood and the long shadow of war.
The maps surveyors drew in the 16th century not only show a new attention to the specifics of the landscape, but can be beautiful objects in their own right.
Nominated for seven Oscars, the film is considered James L Brooks's masterpiece. But another force also moulded the movie.
Director James Bluemel's story-telling is expert. But it's as nothing compared to that of the poet philosophers who come before his camera.
In a new podcast, NYT journalist Chana Joffe-Walt – a nice, white parent herself – makes a powerful case that middle-class white people, who ostensibly believe in desegregation, reinforce racial divides in US schools.
Still, few tasks are as tedious as weeding.
I wonder what I could do with the price of a Pomeranian – or a bulldog going for £4,500.
Heaven knows when it will feel safe to be breathing and singing in a crowded space – the thought makes me sad.
The model talks making nut milk, Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi and the joys of her twenties.
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