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New Statesman magazine

Summer special

Featuring: Ian Hislop, Helen Macdonald, Steven Pinker, Helen Thompson, Jeremy Cliffe, Ali Smith, Stephen Bush, Kathleen Jamie, Nicola Sturgeon at 50, the meaning of heroism in the age of Covid-19, and more.


Culture and Books

Media, Science and Digital Culture


An Italian journey

Our writer travels from Berlin to Naples by train and discovers that the pandemic has brought out the best and the worst of the beautiful country.


De Gaulle becomes awkward

1 December 1951: How Charles de Gaulle read the mood of France and dug in his heels.

Famine in Bengal

2 October 1943: The terrible reality of starvation and death witnessed first-hand in British India.