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Gavin Jacobson is commissioning editor for the New Statesman
It wasn't only in his pseudonymous spy fiction that the late novelist practised the art of invention – from childhood, David Cornwell's life was defined by deception.
How Alfonso Cuarón’s 2006 dystopian masterpiece became the cultural exemplum of apocalypse, and a cardinal citation in the time of coronavirus.
Andrew Murray, the committed communist and Corbyn adviser, on Labour’s defeat, reclaiming patriotism and the End of History.
How Jean-Paul Sartre’s philosophy began with the nativity.
The secular faith of Martin Hägglund.
Since its founding in 1843 the Economist has radiated an aura of omniscience. But its days of playing God may be over.
The influential Bulgarian intellectual Ivan Krastev reflects on the fall of the Soviet Union in 1989 and on the crisis of the liberal West.
The collapse of the intellectual right.
Learning from the Germans is a formidable account of how Germany and America have come to terms with (or not, in the case of the US) past evils.
Despite intense secrecy and fantastical rumours, Anna Fifield skilfully charts Kim Jong-un’s power over North Korea in The Great Successor.