The New Stateman spent 2018 profiling and interviewing some of the most interesting cultural, intellectual and political public figures. Here’s a selection of some of the highlights.
The journey from Marxist ideologue to shadow chancellor has been a long one, but now faced with the prospect of power, Jeremy Corbyn’s closest ally is turning his passion to pragmatism.
In an incendiary interview that sparked headlines around the world, the UK’s former chief rabbi talked about outsourcing morality, peace between Israel and Palestine, and why Jews feel threatened by Corbyn.
The End of History author on the return of socialism, threats to democracy, and what his critics get wrong about his most famous book.
The Booker-nominated author has been hailed as the voice of the Millennial generation, with exhaustive attention to the minute details of human interaction. She talks lasting relationships, literary prizes, and being “normal”.
The Medici and Game of Thrones actor talks Thersa May, sword fighting, and checking scripts to see if he ends up dead.
Once a broadcaster, politician, author and poet, in old age the renowned philosopher lives in one room in a nursing hospital. And yet Jason Cowley finds a mind that still roams restlessly free.
The eccentric Brexiteer figurehead has ridden the post-referendum wave to become one of the most high-profile Tory MPs and even a potential prime minister. Martin Fletcher asks, how dangerous is he?
Tipped as a future Labour leadership contender, the shadow labour minister and Corbyn loyalist loathes “the exoticisation of the working class” in politics. She talks to Anoosh Chakelian about Lexit, deselection and why she won’t be friends with Tories.
Boris Johnson’s opportunistic backing of the campaign to leave the EU put him into one of the great offices of state, only to see him resign over Brexit negotiations after becoming a laughing stock for gaffes and perceived incompetence.Martin Fletcher picks apart a very British charlatan.
As a precocious tabloid editor, bullish presenter, friend of Trump and Twitter provocateur, Morgan has found the fame he dreamed of. But, asks Tanya Gold, is there anything beneath the oily exterior?
More than 80 years after his death, the Italian Marxist’s theories of hegemony have proved startlingly prescient. George Eaton assesses his legacy.