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The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed England’s political fragmentation and the failures of devolution, with northern politicians revolting against Westminster.
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.
The Tories are divided over whether to prioritise health or the economy. The Prime Minister is flirting with both.
Even if Joe Biden does triumph on 3 November, this should not be mistaken for a restoration of some temporarily disrupted order.
Though Delhi is opening up again, it feels like a different city. The Indian capital seems to have mislaid its heart.
Statues are nothing more than a stone supplement to the preposterous honours system – and they should be removed.
My family story is bound up in the displacement of Armenians from their ancestral lands. In the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, I hear echoes of that history.
My estimation of my own sexual and physical worth has always dramatically fluctuated depending on location and context.
Mindful of our fractured world, the pope calls for a fairer sharing of resources, care for nature, and compassion for migrants.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The Swedish author on how the climate crisis is dramatically increasing the risk of future pandemics.
Boris Johnson and his ministers would prefer a Donald Trump victory, but they are belatedly love-bombing Joe Biden just in case.
How an ultra-conservative mother of seven rose to become Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.
The Democratic presidential hopeful and veteran insider could end the Trump era on 3 November. If he succeeds, will he set the US on a path to renewal?
The Newcastle is Eton's premier academic prize and has many famous past winners, including Boris Johnson, but rather than bringing enlightenment, pursuing it led me to a dark place.
The Athletic journalist’s powers of observation have transformed the way we watch the game.
Variously depicted as a victim or a villain, perhaps no other writer has an afterlife more contested than Plath.
Rick Perlstein's Reaganland charts the conservative counter-revolution that moved the US to the right.
Volckmer’s The Appointment, Falk’s The Light Ages, Tempest’s On Connection and Barry’s That Old Country Music.
Despite an erratic publishing history, Tressell's ferocious satire became ubiquitous in the early 20th century, and soon entered the working-class canon.
In the past decade, the Jamaican-born poet has reversed the way we talk about race by focusing not on black victimhood, but on white privilege.
A new poem by Hugo Williams.
A new retrospective of Michael Clark explores the dancer's legacy as both maverick and muse.
Collaging home movies and contemporary footage, Time is an impressionistic study of one woman’s attempts to see her husband released from jail.
We all know that Trump is in a world of "me" - but these films show the vanishingly small extent of this realm.
BBC Radio 4's Michael Morpurgo's Folk Journeys explores the musical tradition of songs about war, protest, immigration and love.
Leaves can indicate the entire condition of an organism, and it repays every gardener to take notice.
As I squint through my window at the wind farm in the distance, I feel my next buy should be a pair of binoculars.
Watching England play three times in a week has left me bored out of my wine-sodden mind.
Andrew O'Hagan's new novel, Mayflies, has me gripped as I revisit the giddy hedonism of Manchester in the 1980s.
This column – which, though named after a line in Shakespeare's "Richard II", refers to the whole of Britain – has run in the NS since 1934.
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