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12 August 2010

In this week’s New Statesman: The War Against Science

20 ideas to change the world | Chaos of Cameronism | Mad Men’s no model for women.

By Jon Bernstein

This week we have a special issue devoted to science and politics. Michael Brooks explores the 20 most cutting-edge advances in science; Simon Singh explains how UK libel laws censor scientists; and Oliver James argues the case against genetic determinism.

Elsewhere, Mehdi Hasan writes on the chaos of Cameronism, in which the Con-Lib coalition’s hyperactivity has led to a shambolic three months of U-turns, scandals and embarrassment. In the Economics Column, Professor David Blanchflower worries that “something horrible may happen again”.

Meanwhile, Laurie Penny argues that Mad Men‘s curvy secretary Joan is no model for women.

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