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With the two titans of Scottish nationalism locked in a struggle, the political story playing out is turning into a melodrama of Shakespearean proportions.
Use the New Statesman's trackers to monitor the state of the global effort to vaccinate the world against Covid-19.
A new poem by George Szirtes.
15 November 1958: Command and bias dog the institution.
What the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge can teach us about how to restore vitality and spontaneity to our bare, flat and digitally mediated lives.
Civic principles – from liberal democracy to international law – are the cornerstones of the EU, not a particular ethnicity, religion or culture.
2 November 1984: Let the patients decide on the risk of drugs.
While the Perseverance rover may open our eyes to new truths about the universe, on Earth the war on fact continues.
A new revolt against both deregulated capitalism and state oppression is challenging the powerful alliance underpinning Narendra Modi’s government.