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Martin Rees and Steven Pinker: Wagering on catastrophe
Four years ago these two eminent scientists bet on the likelihood of a man-made global biological disaster. Is it time to decide a winner? 
BY MARTIN REES AND STEVEN PINKER
POLITICS
Is the neoliberal era finally over?
As free-market globalisation recedes, countries from the US to the UK to China are embracing national capitalism. 
 
BY GEORGE EATON
16 JUNE
SCIENCE & TECH
Martin Rees and Steven Pinker: Wagering on catastrophe
Four years ago these two eminent scientists bet on the likelihood of a man-made global biological disaster. Is it time to decide a winner? 
BY MARTIN REES AND STEVEN PINKER
16 JUNE
WORLD
Trapped in the Cold Web
How the US and Russia became entangled.
BY EMILY TAMKIN
16 JUNE
CULTURE
Dante in the dock: Why Florence wants to clear the poet’s name
Seven hundred years after the poet’s death, many believe he should be exonerated of the crimes for which he was exiled from Florence. Was he the victim of a conspiracy?
BY ALEXANDER LEE
09 JUNE
WORLD
China’s Covid cover-up?
The theory that coronavirus escaped from a Wuhan lab is now considered credible. If true, it has grave implications for the world.
 
BY JOHN GRAY
09 JUNE
POLITICS
Do we have a duty to read women writers?
Reading shapes our moral sensibility: the literary dominance of white men impoverishes our ethical understanding.
BY RACHEL FRASER
04 JUNE
POLITICS
In defence of meritocracy
Why an idea dismissed as an excuse for elitism offers Labour’s only path to victory. 
BY ADRIAN WOOLDRIDGE
19 MAY
POLITICS
The rise and fall of Wings over Scotland
How a partisan pro-independence blog irrevocably transformed online politics in Britain.
BY SCOTT HAMES AND DOMINIC HINDE
18 MAY
CULTURE
The German history wars
The former Prussian royal family’s effort to recover riches lost after the Second World War hinges on one question: did their ancestors’ support help Hitler and the Nazis take power?
BY RICHARD J EVANS
12 MAY
POLITICS
Tony Blair: Without total change Labour will die
The Labour Party needs complete deconstruction and reconstruction. Nothing less will do.
 
BY TONY BLAIR
11 MAY
CULTURE
Agora: a marketplace of ideas
Welcome to the New Statesman’s philosophy column.
BY NEW STATESMAN
10 MAY
CULTURE
The fall of the intellectual
Where have all the great thinkers gone?
 
BY ROSS DOUTHAT
05 MAY
POLITICS
If not now... never? Nicola Sturgeon on the battle for a second Scottish referendum
The First Minister discusses “utilitarian” nationalism, what Catalonia got wrong and Scotland's future. 
BY CHRIS DEERIN
05 MAY
POLITICS
Why drugs should be not only decriminalised, but fully legalised
The “War on Drugs” has failed. It’s time that governments, not gangsters, run the drug market.
BY MICHAEL PLANT AND PETER SINGER
04 MAY
How do you grow a healthier city?
Urban economies face the challenge of growing gaps between the health of the rich and poor. 
BY SAMIR JERAJ
28 APRIL
CULTURE
The contradictions of Edward Said
Why the intellectually restless author of Orientalism was an icon to the left, and an irritant to everyone else.
 
BY THOMAS MEANEY
28 APRIL
POLITICS
Who speaks for Scotland?
The Alba split means that, for the first time since devolution, there is open conflict between competing visions of Scottish nationalism, and who it is for.
BY SCOTT HAMES
27 APRIL
POLITICS
The world to come: The imminent shocks
As Shi Zhengli, a Chinese virologist known as “the bat woman of Wuhan”, has warned, Covid-19 is merely one of many lethal challenges. 
BY ADAM TOOZE
22 APRIL
WORLD
America’s race to net zero
Does Joe Biden’s climate plan go far enough? 
BY ADAM TOOZE
21 APRIL
POLITICS
The age of consequences: the future for which left environmentalism is unprepared
Progressives struggle with a disturbing truth: the climate crisis is going to get much worse no matter what, and eco-nationalists are poised to exploit this fact.
BY LAURIE LAYBOURN-LANGTON
20 APRIL
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