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23 February 2022

Subscriber of the Week: Gabriel Osborne

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I’m studying for an MPhil in the history of political thought.

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Bristol and Cambridge.

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I wanted a weekly publication that I could work through at my own pace.

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My mum tries to steal my copy.

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Reviews, then columnists.

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Coverage of foreign affairs.

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Jeremy Cliffe and Rachel Cunliffe.

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David Hume.

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Matt Hancock.

All-time favourite NS article?

Jeremy Cliffe on the geopolitics of lithium, published in September 2021.

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This article appears in the 23 Feb 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Darkness Falls