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1 June 2022

Subscriber of the Week: Alexander Neumayer

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What do you do?

Hairdresser by day, classics and philosophy student by night.

Where do you live?

Hackney, London.

Do you vote?

In the current political climate, I vote.

How long have you been a subscriber?

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Only a year.

What made you start?

Shame over my natural political phlegmatism.

Is the NS bug in the family?

My boyfriend will flick through copies which are lying around. I catalogue every single one.

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

Radical political philosophies of the past? Perhaps the 21st century is the right time to up-cycle them.

Who are your favourite NS writers?

Bruno Maçães, Louise Perry, Andrew Marr.

Who would you put on the cover of the NS?

Charles Fourier.

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

Jacob Rees-Mogg would just be too awkward to bear.

All-time favourite NS article?

“Living in Fernando Pessoa’s world” by John Gray – it was interesting and unexpected.

The New Statesman is…

The world at my fingertips

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This article appears in the 01 Jun 2022 issue of the New Statesman, Platinum Jubilee Special