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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.
This month, for the first time in his career, the Chancellor has had to experience, if not mortality, then at least retreat.
Without the participation of the federal US government, achieving the Paris agreement’s goal is near inconceivable.
Our postwar society was built on bullying 1 per cent of the population into producing the cheapest food in history.
Hare’s writing is witty but lazy – his Conservatives are all monsters, who are venal and venial at every turn.
Two unexpected developments have forced me (tentatively) to reconsider my initial prediction about how 3 November will end.
To apply the concept of “if you haven’t got anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” to cultural criticism is to accept that art is created solely to fulfil the ego of the artist.
How gerontocracy rules in the age of decline.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The poet and former Young People’s Laureate for London discusses police racism, growing up on the North Peckham estate, and working against poetry’s “elitist” expectations.
Despite leading in the polls by double digits, Biden still may not get a landslide. Then an even dirtier battle for the White House will begin.
Gravely ill in hospital with sepsis, our writer had a revelation on how Donald Trump transformed the US’s inequalities into a suicidal tribalism.
Donald Trump’s brazen violations of democratic norms are not new, but a continuation of a political culture built on racism.
Fifty years after the English elm succumbed to Dutch elm disease, another of our cherished natives is disappearing, due to a fungus thought to have arrived in Britain in saplings imported from the Netherlands.
In breaking the link between politics and objective truth, the United States seeks to fashion a new world – but it is one built on shifting sands.
A new poem by Blake Morrison.
As Margaret Thatcher’s political revolution unfolded, a group of style-obsessed misfits brightened troubled times.
How football's auteur transformed the English game.
How the American novelist ceased to find meaning in the world's white noise.
O’Hagan’s Mayflies, Bunting’s Labours of Love, wa Thiong’o’s The Perfect Nine and Giles Tremlett’s The International Brigades.
The Secret Garden has enchanted readers for more than a century. But few pay attention to the remarkabe life of its author.
How the popular artist flattered his country with an image of itself as an American Aracadia.
Fourteen years after the first film, but mere months in the making, Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat returns in this biting satirical sequel.
The new series just shouts "bum" a lot, and hopes its audience is desperate enough to titter.
The names have been changed, but over each half-hour podcast episode individual personalities emerge with striking clarity.
And I know I do not grieve alone for the loss of this salty yin to the Rich Tea's yang.
During my evening jaunts, I revel in the crashing waves at my feet and the inscrutable Morse code of the pulsing lights.
Feeling a bit unproductive, I put on my boots and head outside to push broad beans into the earth.
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It's time for my collection to go to the auction house, and I can finally experience the thrill of the sell.
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The former president of Ireland discusses the legacy of John Hume, Catholic canon law and New Tricks.
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