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China’s autocratic turn shows why the UK must end its dependence on the country for essential infrastructure.
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.
The Hartlepool by-election shows Labour is rudderless in an era in which cultural values, not class, shape voting patterns.
The UN’s permanent security council and the G7 no longer represent the world, so there is a gap in the system for something else.
The Conservatives were blessed in the general election by Jeremy Corbyn, and much of the PM's good fortune stems from Keir Starmer's lacklustre impact.
Even as domestic support for independence has risen, there has been little agreement within the nationalist camp about what is politically possible.
It is wrong to assume that publicly talking about sex will necessarily lead to people having better sex lives.
It was Boris Johnson’s choice to prioritise “sovereignty” over the economy – and Britain is already paying the price.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The Planet on Fire author on where Keir Starmer is failing, Joe Biden’s radicalism and the lessons of Covid-19.
Labour's belief that all it will take to win the by-election is to pin a red rosette on a doctor shows how patronising the party has become.
The First Minister discusses “utilitarian” nationalism, what Catalonia got wrong and Scotland's future.
How I miss the sunny lockdown mornings of late spring last year, when I frogmarched my two children to the park to watch the goslings in the pond.
Under Xi Jinping, the party appears unassailable and increasingly hostile to the West.
Blake Bailey’s new book on Philip Roth has been withdrawn by its US publisher after multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against the biographer. Should the work be judged by the standards of the life?
Where have all the great thinkers gone?
How the 54-year-old novelist has made a career out of destruction and reinvention.
A new poem by Andrew McMillan.
The Nightingale by Lee, Letters to Camondo by de Waal, Fifty Sounds by Barton and Paint Your Town Red by Brown and Jones.
Malcolm Gladwell’s new book The Bomber Mafia and the visionaries who wanted to make conflict “clean”.
The 85-year-old folk legend reflects on a life in music and why she feels “invisible”.
A 14th-century hunting manual offers a vision of the ideal relationship between man and nature.
This Jamie Dornan-Emily Blunt romance is a film for anyone who found Ed Sheeran’s “Galway Girl” frustratingly short on Irish stereotypes.
I’ve always had weirdly tender feelings for Vegas. Inside the grotty T-shirt lurks a passionate aesthete.
Her guests reveal so much of themselves, as they speak with audible ambivalence, pain or shame about life-altering experiences.
I’m ashamed to say I didn’t even know Transylvania was part of Romania before Irina Georgescu’s Carpathia landed on my doormat.
It does the soul good to see front-page headlines in the Daily Mail denouncing our ridiculous, mendacious and villainous Prime Minister.
It’s why we keep books, isn’t it, for the little ghosts of our past selves contained within?
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I’ve never seen a case of polio, and it’s all thanks to immunisation.
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The author and recipe writer discusses Period Queen by Lucy Peach, Michelle Obama and life after the pandemic.
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