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As the president concedes power, the problems that fuelled his political rise will continue to haunt the republic.
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 promising news on vaccines has largely been ignored in the Commons, where questions about ending lockdowns and adapting to the virus persist.
Donald Trump's refusal to publicly concede, and his continued efforts to overturn the election results, is jeopardising national security, the pandemic response and democracy.
When the first international criminal trial began on 20 November 1945, it set the precedent for holding war criminals to account, and an end to impunity for mass crimes.
The question isn't if the Chancellor will impose spending cuts and tax rises to regain control over the deficit, but when.
The former chief aide to Boris Johnson saw through David Cameron's attempts in 2015 to hide the precarious nature of Britain's EU membership.
After a regrettable attempt at a handshake in the corridor in June, I fear they consider me a dangerous idiot.
The pursuit of national self-sufficiency is an understandable reaction against a rapacious globalised economy – but it is neither possible nor desirable.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
After 25 years of Question Time and anchoring ten general elections, the broadcaster discusses the government’s “dereliction of duty”, lockdown podcasting, and life after the BBC.
Free speech and the culture wars.
The country singer and all-American icon donated $1m to coronavirus vaccine research, but it's only the latest initiative in a lifetime of philanthropy.
What will American conservatism look like after Trump?
How misguided fears of a presidential coup exposed the hysterical thinking of the liberal Resistance.
In June, a photograph of Hutchinson carrying a white counter-protester to safety became a defining image of the Black Lives Matter movement. Now, he discusses racism at home and abroad, and his manifesto for change.
By surviving an inquiry that concluded she bullied staff, the Home Secretary has proved her indispensability to Boris Johnson. Is she a future Tory leader?
Why there is no single way of life that is right or just for everyone.
A new poem by John Porter.
Ernaux understands that writing honestly about her parents is a form of betrayal – but she does it anyway.
A doctor's odyssey is a reminder of the trials and wonders of solitude.
Cobain’s Anatomy of a Killing, París’s Ramifications, Tamás’s Strangers and Craig’s The Golden Rule.
Keun fled Nazi Germany, returning after false reports of her suicide to write about the lives of women in the 1930s and 1940s.
Kauffer eventually gave up on being a great modern artist and followed the money into advertising. But if he was going to design posters, at least he’d ensure they were art.
Screenwriters don’t dream of getting their name above the title. But in this remarkable film, a screenwriter’s name is the title.
Three episodes in and I’m obsessed with Industry, a drama in which pretty much every character is completely horrible.
Meaningless corporate myths of the “self-made man” are merrily regurgitated in this BBC Radio 4 doc.
Growing up in the Sixties, a child of the pop age, jazz barely grazed me. Now, I see it’s a gift to us all.
The pandemic has exacerbated people's reliance on food banks, and charities are expecting this to be the busiest winter yet.
As I try to cut back on household expenses, I consider seeking refuge in the Co-op, where there are no tubs of fancy mayonnaise to taunt me.
As I read her instructions for an "Easy Boxing Day Buffet", I wonder how different Christmas will feel this year.
As I sit confused by the new remote, graphics and instructions on the screen, I ask myself, am I too old for new tech?
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The novelist discusses childhood memories of Labuan, life lessons from his father and the flaws of heroes.
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