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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.
Polls show support for Scottish independence has fallen and the problem can be traced back to a laboratory in Oxford.
The Sussexes are playing to a young, American audience who have no interest in obedience to tradition.
The closure of my village pub has left a great hole in my life, and forced me to become a tragic home-drinker.
The Conservatives have a potent political slogan. Yet they don’t seem to realise real “levelling up” is not about places, but the people in them.
Berlin is buzzing with potential coalitions, but after a damaging year the CDU might benefit from a period in opposition.
The belief that democracy represented moral progress has led to an arrangement that itself compromises nation-state autonomy.
How the pandemic has had a positive and negative impact on anxiety and depression amongst children.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Wesminster.
The US journalist discusses her new book on how devotion to our jobs keeps us exploited, exhausted and alone.
Her Majesty's 69-year-reign is commonly regarded as her greatest strength, but it may in fact be the biggest problem.
Why the Covid crisis is the biggest hit to mental health since the Second World War.
In his address at Fulton, Missouri, 75 years ago, Churchill played up the Soviet threat to bolster the case for Anglo-American cooperation, not the Cold War.
Voters left Labour – often because Labour left them.
The infamous Canadian psychologist returns with more lofty self-help sermons. But his quest for order is thwarted by the tragicomedy of his own life.
Leslie's Conflicted, Solms' The Hidden Spring, Ishiguro's Common Ground and Pester's Comic Timing.
We should all be grateful to this doughty, irrepressible woman who battled so hard and sacrificed so much to make the world a tangibly better place.
The musician has been making futuristic music all his life, yet his songs have recently found a new audience with 20-and 30-somethings.
How the Flemish painter was the first to make landscape the real subject of his art.
The Golden Globe-winning drama follows a Korean-American family, telling a tender tale of rural struggle.
Meghan is an actor, Winfrey is a billionaire, and this interview was pure theatrics.
I’ve discovered rich, spicy yet restrained reds made of combinations of Cinsault, Carignan, Syrah, Grenache and Mourvèdre.
I am beginning to have those puzzling aches which make me feel my time is drawing rather nearer and swifter than I would like. And then I notice my hand has turned blue...
Should dictionaries include sexist words and definitions?
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.
Measures such as testing, masks and social distancing cannot keep individuals “safe”; they simply dampen Covid-19 rates by interrupting some chains of transmission.
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