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New Statesman magazine

Anatomy of a crisis

How the government failed us over coronavirus

A special issue featuring leading scientists on the UK's Covid-19 response, data analysis, original polling, and an austerity audit. Plus Fintan O'Toole, Anoosh Chakelian, Martin Fletcher and more


Culture and Books

Media, Science and Digital Culture



Beethoven under review

30 April 1927: On the centenary of Beethoven's death, Edward Sackville-West reviews three books on the composer, assessing both the man and the music.

Bearing witness at Tiananmen Square

16 June 1989: The Deng regime says no students died in Tiananmen Square. Here, a student who escaped asserts that a deliberate massacre took place.