Who Are We Now? Stories of Modern England

​In this compelling and essential book, Jason Cowley examines contemporary England through a handful of the key news stories of recent times to reveal what they tell us about the state of the nation and to answer the question Who Are We Now?

March 31 2022 / Picador - Pan Macmillan

The New Statesman

​A New Direction

September 12 2021 / The New Statesman

Afghanistan: The Cost of War

Twenty years after the US invasion, the Taliban are preparing to retake control of the country

July 28 2021 / The New Statesman

Bryan Magee: Pensées

The philosopher who never stopped asking ultimate questions

July 28 2021 / The New Statesman

Gareth Southgate and the art of leadership

Why the England manager understands the real meaning of glory

June 8 2021 / The New Statesman

John le Carré: The Secret Life

In the end, the great spy novelist remained an enigma even to himself.

December 12 2020 / Salt Publishing (republished New Statesman)

George Orwell: The Road to Revolution

Orwell wrote Animal Farm at a time of global crisis as a warning about oppressive state power. Its message is as relevant as ever, says the New Statesman editor in a new introduction to the seminal book.

December 4 2020 / Macmilln Publishers

James Hawes: The Shortest History of England

The long shadow of the Norman Conquest

December 2 2020 / New Statesman

Patrick Hutchinson: Grace Under Pressure

​George Floyd, Black Lives Matter and Heroism

November 25 2020 / New Statesman

Boris Johnson and the Clercs

​The fallen intellectuals

November 18 2020 / New Statesman

How the New Romantics Transformed British Culture

As Margaret Thatcher’s political revolution unfolded, a group of style-obsessed misfits brightened troubled times.

October 28 2020 / New Statesman

Neil Ferguson: The Covid Modeller

​The so-called Professor Lockdown, a hate figure for the libertarian right, on epidemiology, saving lives during the coronavirus pandemic and his sudden resignation

July 30 2020 / New Statesman