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

The Great University funding crisis

​Sub-prime degrees and elite overproduction

July 22 2020 / New Statesman

Political Football

​Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and the rise of the activist super-player

June 24 2020 / New Statesman

Why Boris Johnson is trapped

The prime minister stokes the flames of the culture wars

June 17 2020 / New Statesman

An English Elegy

A summer without cricket

June 6 2020 / New Statesman

The Tragedy of Tye Green Lodge

​People are dying at the Essex care home

May 20 2020 / New Statesman