New Statesman

The Most Famous Drug-Addiction Cliche is Also a Lie
Against "rock bottom"
November 06, 2013

Waiting for "rock bottom" is cruel, and dangerous

Jamie Oliver Represents Everything Wrong With Contemporary Britain
November 01, 2013

Will Self opens up on Jamie Oliver

The New Sexual Revolution: Not Having Sex
October 31, 2013

This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com.In a culture that clamors with the noisy public narratives of sexual desire, the implacable silence of sexual refusal is the last remaining taboo.

Big Pharma May Help End the Death Penalty
Boycotts don't work against Texas executioners. But they could hurt pharmaceutical firms that make execution drugs.
October 22, 2013

Boycotts and lawsuits don't work against Texas executioners. But they could hurt pharmaceutical firms that make execution drugs.

The Golden Age of Grammar Is a Myth
October 22, 2013

This piece orignally appeared on newstatesman.com. 

I Was a Character in The Fifth Estate—Here's What the Wikileaks Film Got Right and Wrong
Geeks versus the government
October 17, 2013

This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com.Let’s get the personal bit out of the way. How did Peter Capaldi do?

Infinite Delay: The Last Days of Nelson Mandela
October 11, 2013

This piece originally appeared on newstatesman.com.

The Miley Cyrus Complex: An Ontology of Slut-Shaming
October 11, 2013

The problem is not that we cannot decide whether nearly-naked pop stars are empowered or exploited. The problem is that bland sexual performance is still the only power this society grants to young women

What Does it Mean to Call a Jewish Person “Un-British”?
October 05, 2013

My grandmother left Germany for England at the end of August 1939.

Too Many People: The Case for Population Control
October 02, 2013

How many people do we need? How many do we want?

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