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17 February 2021

Subscriber of the Week: Dorothy Foster

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By New Statesman

What do you do?

Recently retired: I worked for a grande école.

Where do you live?

Biot, on the Cote d’Azur.

Do you vote?

Yes, in French elections.

How long have you been a subscriber?

About ten years.

What made you start?

I found the NS on a train seat. It was a revelation.

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Is the NS bug in the family?

No, I was a prolific reader but no one in my family would have heard of the NS.

What pages do you flick to first?

Back pages, columns.

How do you read yours?

An article each morning.

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

Issues like climate change and conservation.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Stephen Bush, Tracey Thorn.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Nancy Pelosi.

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

Donald Trump.

All-time favourite NS article?

The Noam Chomsky interview.

The New Statesman is…

The magazine that made me get smart and switched on. It opened my mind. 

This article appears in the 17 Feb 2021 issue of the New Statesman, War against truth