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The Swedish state epidemiologist defends his country’s handling of the virus and gives his verdict on the UK’s coronavirus response.
Statues are nothing more than a stone supplement to the preposterous honours system – and they should be removed.
How the composer infiltrated every corner of culture, from Hollywood and literature to architecture and philosophy.
The anti-corruption journalist Georgiy Gongadze was murdered two decades ago. Young Ukrainians must not give up his mission.
John Bowen’s remarkably restrained story relates a chance encounter some 45 years after the war ended.
My father, a provincial boyhood and the long shadow of war.
The New Statesman’s World Review podcast with Jeremy Cliffe and Emily Tamkin.
Gig economy-style reductions in pay and secure employment contracts are now standard in UK national museums.
President Erdogan’s decision to reconvert the building into a mosque is a further move against religious pluralism.
Neville Chamberlain stayed too close to inherited, dying ideas. Which way will Boris Johnson’s administration turn?
Seventy years ago, on 25 June 1950, North Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel, starting the Korean War. The actions of the combatants, and their superpower sponsors, still reverberate today.