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Section: New Statesman (The United Kingdom)

    Is Facebook’s newsfeed really biased against conservatives –  and, if not, should it be?
    May20

    Is Facebook’s newsfeed really biased against conservatives – and, if not, should it be?

    There is no such thing as objective journalism, and in the case of Facebook, no requirement to be objective. It was a hectic spring morning at the height of the Ukraine crisis. On the radio, newscasters were calmly reporting on the body count, the possible involvement of other world powers, the possibility of nuclear weapons being used. And then,...

    The jolly refugee: how Teffi captivated the world
    May18

    The jolly refugee: how Teffi captivated the world

    Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea reveals the eye for truth and optimistic spirit of an extroadinary Russian celebrity. This remarkable memoir of a journey from Moscow to Ukraine to the Black Sea and beyond – undertaken in 1918 and 1919, not long after the overthrow of the last tsar – begins with a plain-spoken admonition. There are no...

    We must remain in the EU – for Eastern Europe’s sake
    May13

    We must remain in the EU – for Eastern Europe’s sake

    Europe’s leaders must ensure that the mistake of abandoning Eastern Europe, which led to catastrophe in the 1930s, is not repeated. The World Wars, historian Paul W. Schroeder argues, were both “about a similar two-sided German problem”. In the West, Germany’s rise threatened “the Atlantic world”. It was,...

    The spirit of Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution has been betrayed
    May09

    The spirit of Ukraine’s Euromaidan Revolution has been betrayed

    Instead of able, technocratic leaders with strong ties to the West, we see a less reformist, less competent cabinet. After more than two months of political horse trading, the Ukrainian parliament managed to elect a new prime minister: Volodomyr Groysman, 38 years old, former mayor of Vinnytsia and chairman of Ukrainian parliament. Groysman is a...

    How valid is the claim that the EU has delivered peace in Europe?
    May09

    How valid is the claim that the EU has delivered peace in Europe?

    For many arguing that the UK should remain in the EU, the first and foremost claim is that it is a force for peace. A few years ago, the EU was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. The Scottish Herald described the award as ‘crass’, one which would inflame ‘tensions when many of the EU’s 500 million citizens have been thrown into...

    What has the EU ever done for us? Peace
    May09

    What has the EU ever done for us? Peace

    The EU has delivered peace in Europe: for many arguing that the UK should remain in the EU, this is the first and foremost claim. But is it valid? A few years ago, the EU was awarded the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. The Scottish Herald described the award as ‘crass’, one which would inflame ‘tensions when many of the EU’s 500 million...

    Michael Gove gambles as he rejects single market membership
    Apr19

    Michael Gove gambles as he rejects single market membership

    The Leave campaign’s move offers its opponents new economic ammunition. For months, EU supporters have been demanding clarity from the Leave campaign on what post-Brexit model it would seek. Would it seek to remain in the single market (like Norway) and risk the loss of sovereignty? (Existing members are required to accept the free movement...

    Russia is here to stay – the UK should engage with it
    Apr19

    Russia is here to stay – the UK should engage with it

    Britain must follow America’s lead and attempt to defuse conflicts with Russia. Russia is here to stay. As the largest country by area, the sixth largest economy, the ninth largest population, and a permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council, there is simply no denying the power and influence of Europe’s eastern neighbour....

    Chernobyl and the ghosts of a nuclear past
    Apr16

    Chernobyl and the ghosts of a nuclear past

    A Nobel laureate captures the beginning of the “age of disasters”. “This is not a book on Chernobyl,” writes Svetlana Alexievich, “but on the world of Chernobyl.” It is not about what happened on 26 April 1986, when a nuclear reactor exploded near the border between Ukraine and Belarus. It is about an epoch that will last, like the radioactive...

    Nigel Farage tells politicians not to intervene in other countries’ EU debates – then campaigns in Holland
    Apr07

    Nigel Farage tells politicians not to intervene in other countries’ EU debates – then campaigns in Holland

    Hypocrite in hypocrisy shock. Oh, Nigel. You raging hypocrite. There was a European referendum in Holland yesterday, which was quite different to ours. But the result did give the EU a bit of a bloody nose by rejecting a new treaty with Ukraine. Nigel Farage loves referendums. He has spent rather a long time campaigning to have one in the UK. And...

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