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Keir Starmer has rebuilt Labour into a credible opposition party. But his electoral and strategic task remains formidable.
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.
Anxiety and genuine sadness at the UK's departure has been overtaken by the pandemic and a renewed sense of purpose among the EU27.
Young people may be cavalier about coronavirus, but long Covid, a chronic, ongoing form of the disease, doesn't discriminate by age.
Joe Biden has to walk a difficult tightrope if he is to win back the surburban women living in the US swing states.
If Biden wins he will inherit an economic crisis and divided society. He should seize the chance to build something better than what we had before Trump.
Depressed workers, terrible bosses, infinite pettiness: why the end of office life is one of the few things worth celebrating about the pandemic.
The club's powerful yet reclusive chairman, Daniel Levy, is by far the most arresting character to watch.
Proponents of the surveillance technology often liken it to CCTV, but it is much more invasive.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The Guardian columnist on why the Corbyn project failed, journalism as activism, and living in fear.
The anthropologist and best-selling author will be remembered for a life spent fighting for a freer, more joyous and egalitarian world.
Starmer wants to re-establish his party’s conservative credentials and become the champion of working people. But does the route back to power involve becoming more liberal?
Populists Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings are leading the British government, but they are struggling against consequences of their own making.
Amid the global consequences of a pandemic, the fires that devastated the country earlier this year can seem less significant – but they portend a far greater crisis.
As a cleaner, people gave me the keys to everything they held dear. I emptied their bins and stripped their bedsheets, then popped their tramadol and ate their chocolates.
In his new book Inside Story, Amis morphs from an enfant terrible into a Beefeater guard of the English language.
If there are lessons to be learned from Eat the Buddha, Barbara Demick's compelling account of the subjugation of China’s borderlands, they are on the future of Hong Kong.
From Harry Potter to wellness to astrology, Tara Isabella Burton argues that young people are not abandoning faith but reinventing it to suit their own lifestyles.
Taylor's Real Life, Suzman's Work: A History of How We Spend Our Time, Cook's The New Wilderness, Holloway-Smith's Love Minus Love.
The Booker Prize winner once again shows how powerfully he can probe the outer limits of dignity and agency for angry young brown men.
Death in Her Hands presents yet another abhorrent character – written with wit and intrigue, and sometimes a little too much knowingness.
First published in 1983, the remarkable study of five Victorian writers' relationships has been reprinted in a new edition by Daunt Books.
A new poem by Matthew Hollis.
A HBO series explores the investigation that finally brought the serial rapist and murderer to justice.
The landscape paintings by the Renaissance botanist show a man who revelled in the countryside.
The floating city of Venice and its winding canals serve as the backdrop to a dark tale in The Comfort of Strangers.
In a new BBC Two series, Schama sets out his thesis that we’re all Romantics now.
A new podcast series from BBC Sounds looks at how George Gibney abused his power and then disappeared unpunished.
It has been my good fortune to walk in variety of real forests, and that quality of being listened to and watched has often recurred.
Once you get to Archway, two stops on the Tube from East Finchley, London gets a little too hot for me.
Her house has long been my refuge from the biting demands of the adult world, it has given me the security on which confidence builds.
The folk singer talks childhood lessons, Inspector Montalbano and Renaissance Italy.
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