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The age of liberal triumphalism has ended, but it should not be replaced by one of progressive defeatism.
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 shadow chancellor is blamed for having failed to ruffle Rishi Sunak – but it’s too soon to write her off.
The international media has often given the nationalist-nativist AfD too much credit and almost never too little.
With Trump in the White House and Britain cutting itself off from the mainstream, will Germany put itself forward as the beacon of liberal values?
Pretending things are fine when they are not is the American way. It is time for the president, and the rest of the nation, faced up to reality.
Britain’s regional inequality is tenacious, chronic and complex. If only solving it were as simple as reversing neglect.
The pandemic has exposed our brittle belief in progress and undermined the assumption that science can save us from the rise-and-fall cycle of civilisation.
Elite sport has streamlined itself to become flat-pack entertainment – but there isn't a competition in the world that is not desperate to get the punters back in.
The pandemic has illustrated the need for public authority, but at the local and international levels as much as at the national level.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The Harvard professor on how most claims about human nature are based on people from “Western, educated, industrialised, rich, democratic societies”.
Donald Trump's medical army is a typically American projection of power.
What scientists are discovering about the mysterious long-term effects of coronavirus.
At this stage, the duration of the condition is as uncertain as what underlies it.
Who are the self-styled gang of Western chauvinists Trump asked to “stand back and stand by”?
What Margaret Thatcher’s failures over German reunification can teach Brexit Britain 30 years on.
In The Glass Kingdom, Osborne upends our most basic assumptions about the human world.
Hunter's The Harpy, Garrett's Bunker, Sinclair's Cannibal, and Ball's The System.
Nick Greenslade's The Thin White Line offers the inside story of the 2010 Pakistani cricket betting scam.
Freud could be selfish, amoral and cruel. But he lived and painted with feverish intensity.
Beyond the white male canon: Bernardine Evaristo’s New Statesman/Goldsmiths Prize Lecture offers a manifesto for the creation of a new, inclusive literary landscape.
Questions of gender and sexual trauma have long confused Artemisia Gentileschi's status as a major painter – something a new exhibition sets out to correct.
The joy is in watching the vulnerable Erica Benton (Jill Clayburgh) build herself back up.
Mike Bartlett's new series is both mystifyingly bad and bewilderingly addictive.
In each episode, Harrison walks through the nearby countryside – she might explore an arable farm, a stately home or simply her garden.
Our farming industry has done untold damage to habitats and humans nationwide – but it's not too late to regenerate our agricultural land.
With the keys to my new abode finally in my pocket I breathe a sigh of relief, until I remember I need to buy a bed.
When I told my friends that I was visiting my in-laws for a month they winced, but it was four weeks of unexpected joy.
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The comedian talks David Bowie, John Stuart Mill and 1970s New York.
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