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The US president’s economic radicalism shows how conservative orthodoxies are crumbling.
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.
One cutting example is that children are still being locked away in jail-like facilities at the US-Mexico border.
By revealing and fighting kleptocracy, even with next to no resources, Navalny shows a way to expose the corruption that poisons societies.
For everyone suffering with compromised immune systems, lockdown easing remains a source of great anxiety.
The US reveres its past presidents, while we banish our leaders into a purgatory of forced retirement.
The owners of these clubs betrayed football’s meaning by rendering the players’ effort and the fans’ passion void.
Flashy stunts are not the answer to the climate crisis stalemate.
This is how power operates in its most unaccountable form: a hand grenade tossed into the heart of European football by a group of unelected billionaires.
The joke currency is able to exploit the group psychology of the internet in ways that other investments cannot.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
At 29, Mohammed is the youngest secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Britain – and the first woman in the role. Her priority is to end the “othering” of young Muslims.
“Following the science” shouldn’t just be for lockdown – ministers have a moral duty to take note of research into therapeutic drugs.
Does Joe Biden’s climate plan go far enough?
Baerbock embodies the once-fringe party's emergence as a force capable of conquering the German political centre.
How the maverick US academic took on Silicon Valley.
Why Philip Larkin’s lover deserved better than to be the butt of abusive caricatures.
A new poem by Sarah Lasoye.
The Wild Track by Reynolds, The God Equation by Kaku, The Manningtree Witches by Blakemore and Why Rebel by Griffiths.
Why the left is too starry-eyed on economics.
A new book explores the link between neoliberalism and working out.
How Atkins’s striking cyanotypes found wonders in the minutiae of the natural world.
Fifty years after his death, the Russian iconoclast remains indefinable – a stylistic chameleon who continues to confound his audiences.
Frances McDormand plays a flinty, 60-something widow, but is surrounded by real figures from the non-fiction book, playing themselves.
Some people will doubtless watch this series for her alone. But there are other reasons why you might want to give it a try.
Confessional voicemails recorded by strangers in Eighties New York are at the centre of this strange story.
As I try Italian wines that blend the familiar and the unknown, I reflect on how many unexpected encounters with new people I have lost this year.
To put it brutally, the only way I have managed to remain financially afloat this year is because my local has been shut.
Last summer I didn’t take advantage of the loosening of rules and I regretted it; but this time I am allowing myself to join in.
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A year ago, Covid was considered a binary disease: recovery or death. But for 10 per cent of those infected, symptoms can persist for months.
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The author discusses the writings of WEB Du Bois, watching Lovecraft Country and his admiration for Malcolm X.
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