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Though Trump is gone, progressives should not delude themselves: there will be no return to the age of liberal triumphalism – and nor should there be.
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.
The most effective MPs end up being liked and respected by the other side almost by accident.
My exchange with Diane Abbott is proof that if you make your guests feel relaxed, you’re more likely to get something out of them.
Out of all the candidates fighting to lead Unite, Gerard Coyne would be the most focused on getting a better deal in the workplace.
The old New Labour narrative that England is not a nation, only a set of would-be regions, is damaging the party.
Osaka’s speciality is the existential answer to the mundane question. We should cherish her candour.
What was once dismissed as a baseless conspiracy theory is now being taken more seriously.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The barrister mistaken for a defendant three times in one day reflects on the aftermath, leaving Essex, and the legal world’s “empty statements” on Black Lives Matter.
The Ofcom interview panel declared the former Daily Mail editor "not appointable", but that won't stop Boris Johnson.
As China continues to rise, Western democracies are striving to establish a new balance of power in an age of upheaval.
The former Labour prime minister on vaccinations, poverty and the climate crisis.
The city is returning to its pre-pandemic rhythm – but the new mayor will be governing a changed city.
The unreal vision laid out in his new book explains the sad comedy of Miliband’s political career, and the rout of centre-left progressivism.
A new poem by Bernard O’Donoghue.
Sonia Faleiro’s story of the deaths of Padma Shakya and Lalli Shakya sheds light on broader issues in contemporary India.
How did an obscure magazine editor become an idol, and then a scandal, and then reassert his authority and rule for a further 15 years?
Two new books show how human agency is eroding the basic fabric of European wildlife.
Noise by Kahneman, Sibony and Sunstein, The Last Man Takes LSD by Dean and Zamora, The Fortune Men by Mohamed and Always On by Cellan-Jones.
This is a collection of family objects and stories, a repository of cultural artefacts.
Liz Phair was a feminist icon in the macho, predatory world of indie rock. Now she’s trying to let go of her tough exterior and “unpuff her chest”.
Percy Horton was a man of unwavering commitments – to his principles, to the working man, and to art.
There has been a shift from minimalist frights to wham-bam action.
This historical drama is full of inert dialogue, cheesy props and stapled-on proto-feminism.
Adults, Almost mixes anecdotes and interviews with clips recorded in teenagers’ homes, as well as musical and spoken word sequences.
There aren’t many things you can get at both the Phil-U-Up Burger Van at B&Q Leatherhead and Buckingham Palace, but a bacon sandwich is one of them.
Even the sound of My Bloody Valentine playing live cannot compete with my alarms.
For the last 30 years Ben’s life has had a lot of doctors in it, but still, general anaesthetics and surgery have the power to shake us both.
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.
Everyone undertaking immunisation sessions is aware they are saving lives. For Frank’s astute vaccinator, this was doubly true.
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The author on Bob Dylan, Veep and ignoring advice from dad.
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