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By embracing state intervention, the Conservatives are once more reinventing themselves and marginalising Labour.
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.
Cummings is wrong to believe that crises can be overcome simply by putting the right people in the right places.
There is one important reason why autocrats are targeting dissident exiles like journalist Roman Protasevich more and more: because they think they can.
Without any irony or modishness, I’ve remained loyal to Eurovision. It’s all about the subversive excitement and the kitsch.
America's leaders promised justice. They still haven't delivered.
At a recent march in support of Palestinians, I thought about the history of Irish-Palestinian solidarity and the question of suffering.
We have seen that managing “scoops” can be deeply problematic for the BBC – the Martin Bashir interview with Princess Diana is just one example of that.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The moral philosopher on how pandemics and the climate crisis have newly exposed the dangers of meat-eating.
The debate over the Australia trade deal is just the first skirmish: if cheap Aussie lamb can split the cabinet, who knows what chlorinated American chicken will do.
Insecurity is the mood of the time – and the Conservative Party has adapted to it.
Further conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is inevitable – and futile.
Why “take back control” was on people’s minds long before Dominic Cummings.
The historian’s reading of the pandemic is undermined by theoretical jargon, incoherence and a self-consciously provocative right-wing position.
A new poem by Maya C Popa.
My Autobiography of Carson McCullers by Shapland, The Passenger by Boschwitz, A Vertical Art: Oxford Lectures by Armitage and Lean Fall Stand by McGregor.
In the final instalment in her of “living autobiography” trilogy, Levy asks: how does a woman construct a life after losing the scaffold of the traditional family home?
The historian explores the lives of families by making a detailed examination of 662 working-class autobiographies written from 1830 to 1903.
The moral dilemmas of becoming a father.
In her new book, Jacqueline Rose insists that to confront “crimes of the deepest thoughtlessness”, we must reckon with our own darkest impulses.
The images in this vivid chronicle of spring at his new home in France are pixelated, mechanical and flat.
Ten years on, these ridiculously slick rhythms still hit just as hard.
Like its protagonist Elle Woods, it is girlie, very Noughties, flamboyantly heterosexual and secretly, delightfully intelligent.
I love this series almost beyond words. It is a masterpiece.
In this Audible series, historian Greg Jenner persuasively makes the case that the story of “who gets to sit, and on what, and when, and why, is often a microcosmic glimpse into society’s rules”.
This butchery is perpetrated because the animals are thought to carry a viral disease – but there is no hard evidence to support this theory.
My team has now won the weekly Covid Arms quiz nine times. No, really: this is important.
With restrictions lifted I returned to the British Museum to see the rich objects found at the Anglo-Saxon burial of Sutton Hoo.
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.
There are plenty of dramas to remember, such as the potty plan to have a European Super League and the sudden sacking of José Mourinho.
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The musician discusses Sophie Walker, the founder of the Women's Equality Party, It's a Sin and her knowledge of curly hair.
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