In this week's New Statesman

Plots, plots and more plots

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This week's New Statesman features three men under fire. Here at home, our political correspondent James Macintyre tells the inside story of the plot to oust Gordon Brown -- the story we broke online on Wednesday lunchtime.

James has also got the inside scoop on a brewing backbench revolt against the Speaker, John Bercow.

Across the Atlantic, the Washington Post correspondent Alec MacGillis offers a fascinating assessment of President Barack Obama's first year in office. You can see a taster online of our cover story, "A year of living dangerously", but to read the full piece get yourself along to a decent newsagent.

Elsewhere, Francis Beckett says baby boomers have betrayed their children; the Dublin-based journalist Rob Brown says that if you want a foretaste of the Tories' economic policy look to the meltdown in Ireland; and Will Self discusses Princess Diana and the cult of the roadside shrine.

In Culture, Ryan Gilbey applauds the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road; Rachel Cooke isn't convinced by Edie Falco's Nurse Jackie; and Daniel Trilling surveys Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance".

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Jon Bernstein, former deputy editor of New Statesman, is a digital strategist and editor. He tweets @Jon_Bernstein.