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From the archive is the New Statesman's new way of exploring the magazine’s rich history. The NS was founded in 1913 as a weekly review of politics and literature. Over the succeeding century the magazine proved to be a keen if sceptical interrogator of current affairs, culture and the shifting concerns of a tumultuous age, and a home to writers ranging from George Orwell, HG Wells and Virginia Woolf to Ali Smith, Arundhati Roy and John Gray.
Each week we will be rifling our past to find pieces that give you a flavour of how different writers viewed the events of their times. Landmark essays, absorbing profiles and great writing on politics and the arts: we will be rounding up the most illuminating and diverting pieces for you every Wednesday. Enter your email address in the box below to sign up.