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Subscriber of the Week: Max Johnson

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What do you do?

I develop tourism strategies for indigenous communities in Africa, the Amazon and the Arctic.

Where do you live?

Winnipeg, Canada.

Do you vote?


How long have you been a subscriber?

Three years, this time.

What made you start?

I like the strong writing and wide range of perspectives.

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My cousin is an avid reader.

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What pages do you flick to first?

I go from first to last.

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

I like it as is; perhaps more on non-mainstream countries.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Helen Thompson, Nicholas Lezard.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

The scourge of corruption.

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

Justin Trudeau.

All-time favourite NS article?

Too many to choose; but I do miss Helen Lewis.

The New Statesman is…

A vital path to sanity in this increasingly bizarre world. 

This article appears in the 12 May 2021 issue of the New Statesman, Without total change Labour will die