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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.
My view of footballers taking the knee is much closer to that of Wilfried Zaha, the Crystal Palace star, who has complained the protest is “not even working”.
Despite strains and snipes around vaccines and tariffs, it would serve both sides to be more openly transactional and equal.
Now that Stonewall has suggested employers stop using the word “mother” and replace it with “parent who has given birth”, how does the charity feel about grandmothers?
The Prime Minister's pledges may be buying affection now, but Brexit will be a damp squib and globalisation will not be turned back.
Explaining her actions on Twitter, Winterson said she “absolutely hated the cosy little domestic blurbs on my new covers... So I set them on fire.”
A government opposed to the free movement of people has continually failed to stop the free movement of the virus.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The chair of the Education Select Committee discusses how to solve the schools crisis.
Why can't Britons stay at home this summer instead of fretting over which countries are categorised green, amber or red?
The theory that coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab is now considered credible. If true, it has grave implications for the world.
This is a dangerous moment, not just for central bankers but for the wider economy.
Seven hundred years after the poet’s death, many believe he should be exonerated of the crimes for which he was exiled from Florence. Was he the victim of a conspiracy?
How politicised grievance in England and a surging Scottish nationalism are fraying the liberal fibres of the Union.
A new poem by Janet Murray.
Two new books capture the resilient spirit of New York City – and the people who call it home.
One of our most interesting critics turns to the relationship between literature and human rights in contemporary society – but her focus is too narrow.
In a new collection of essays, the author reveals the difficulty of reconciling his belief in multiplicity and ambiguity with a kind of rational absolutism.
In her third book, the novelist interrogates the meaning of refuge in the modern world.
(M)otherhood by Agarwal, The Road to the City by Ginzburg, translated by Frances Frenaye, Among the Mosques by Husain and A Stinging Delight: A Memoir by Storey.
How we rediscovered the pleasures of the album in the digital age.
For the timid 17th-century artist, painting light-hearted landscapes was a way of escaping his persecutors.
Anthony Hopkins gives a gale-force performance in a role that demands a head-spinning range of emotional shifts.
Sean Bean and Stephen Graham are utterly sensational in portraying two men trapped inside.
In this episode, authors Sarah Perry and Sinéad Gleeson reflect on how their relationships with their bodies have changed over lockdown.
Perhaps a kind of delirious celebration will unfold too among the plants, which have had as strange and reluctant a spring as many of us.
I am still unsure of what brought the relationship to an end, but maybe going out with the New Statesman’s own comedy Heathcliff isn’t much fun.
It’s odd to see a side to your identity, which once seemed so excruciatingly counter-cultural, be subsumed by the mainstream.
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The author discusses admiring Hillary Clinton, the Dutch artist Sam Drukker and anti-vaxxers.
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