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Tokyo 2020: The Covid Olympics

The New Statesman's coverage of the world's first pandemic Games since 1920.

Magazine

New Statesman magazine

The Chinese century

How China became an economic superpower by Adam Tooze. Plus the Labour leader Keir Starmer reflects on how England rediscovered its patriotic purpose and Sophie McBain discusses the pains of girlhood

WORLD

Business

Bitcoin's gold rush was always an illusion

Millions of people have bought into the idea that cryptocurrencies could make them rich, fast. But these booms are fake, say economists, and they may now represent a systemic risk.

UK

Culture

The courage of Desmond Tutu

As South Africa experiences fresh violence, the Archbishop’s life is a reminder of the human capacity for solidarity and political action. 

The courage of Desmond Tutu

As South Africa experiences fresh violence, the Archbishop’s life is a reminder of the human capacity for solidarity and political action. 

The courage of Desmond Tutu

As South Africa experiences fresh violence, the Archbishop’s life is a reminder of the human capacity for solidarity and political action. 

The courage of Desmond Tutu

As South Africa experiences fresh violence, the Archbishop’s life is a reminder of the human capacity for solidarity and political action. 

The pain and shame of girlhood

In a collection of eight essays, the writer Melissa Febos uses her own adolescence as a departure point for exploring the fraught process of becoming a woman. 

 

MEDIA, TECH AND DIGITAL CULTURE

How much should we trust technology?

We can't question every technology every time we use it – the price of eternal vigilance is mental exhaustion – but we must strive to be aware of our vulnerability.