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19 October 2022

Subscriber of the week: Joseph Hearn

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I’m a postgraduate student.

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South London.

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Yes, as much as possible.

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Just over two years.

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The Covid lockdowns, plus anger towards Boris Johnson.

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Commons Confidential and Nicholas Lezard.

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What would you like to see more of in the NS?

More debates and rebuttals, like Robert Tombs vs Richard J Evans, 2021.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Rowan Williams, Rachel Cooke, John Gray and Michael Prodger.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Alexei Navalny.

With which political figure would you least like to be stuck in a lift?

Steve Baker.

All-time favourite NS article?

John Gray’s “The year of the Great Humbling” is up there.

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wise and balanced.

This article appears in the 19 Oct 2022 issue of the New Statesman, State of Emergency