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A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email email@example.com to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
At every stage the Prime Minister has acted too late, and now hospitals are bearing the consequences.
Angela Merkel’s cautious, incremental progressivism drew strong support from women and migrants. Can her successor retain them?
Since catching coronavirus, any food that doesn't taste of sawdust or disgustingly bitter has become a great luxury.
The task of the president-elect's inauguration speech is, as Lincoln said in 1865, "to bind up the nation's wounds".
We have experienced a tiny taste of the kind of mortality that was once inevitable.
The party of Trump is angry, and their rage will only intensify in the build-up to Joe Biden's inauguration.
With 20 wins from 22 games, Gerrard has swept away the team's culture of mediocrity.
Joe Biden’s gains in low-density, semi-rural residential communities is a story of spatial realignment, and also of political realignment among classes, ethnicities and religions.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The novelist and screenwriter discusses science fiction, the human soul and working with Steve McQueen on the BBC’s Small Axe series.
The argument for making Twitter and other social media sites accountable for their content is compelling – and the solution could be charging users to post.
It could take Tesla almost 1,600 years to make as much money as the stock market has invested in it, yet frenzied investors continue to gamble on Elon Musk.
The coming struggle against Trump and Trumpism.
The storming of the Capitol on 6 January was not a coup. But American democracy is still in danger.
Dubbed Nijinsky, after the champion racehorse, by Manchester City team-mates and fans, the unparalleled footballer was a modest man with an immodest gift.
As a junior doctor walking into the intensive care unit for the first time, I saw a ward lined with unconscious patients attached to ventilators, and the gravity of the pandemic suddenly hit me.
Why the age of Augustus still transfixes us.
Guha, one of India’s best-known historians and public intellectuals, is a bona fide cricket obsessive.
Porter’s tribute to Bacon is a short work, dense with allusions, somewhere between a prose-poem and a play script.
Watson's Little Scratch, Machell's The Unusual Suspect, Peters' Detransition, Baby and S Glaude Jr's Begin Again.
She changed popular music forever, but the “Mother of the Blues” is not the household name she deserves to be.
It was tapestry, not landscape painting, that first brought the outdoors indoors.
In this story of a home birth gone wrong, director Kornél Mundruczó and screenwriter Kata Wéber reach for effects without quite knowing how to achieve them.
Its excitements lay not in revisiting John Cooper’s inexplicably horrible crimes, but in building a case, bit by bit, against the clock.
Presenter and anatomist Alice Roberts describes the series as a “time-travelling tour” of “how anatomical knowledge has changed”.
Every cloud has a silver lining, and Hungarian Furmint is something we can all enjoy.
The view from the window is of much nicer houses opposite – or would be if the glass weren’t, in winter, permanently dripping with condensation.
As fireworks lit up London's skyline, I thought of us all in the city below watching from our separate spaces.
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.
The race to provide Covid-19 protection is on, but halting. The vulnerable will need to maintain their guard for a good while yet.
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The theoretical physicist on the political ideals of Alexander Bogdanov and why he would fail if he competed in Mastermind.
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