The New Statesman Century is an anthology of the finest cultural and political writing, published in the New Statesman over the last hundred years. It contains hundreds of articles not to be found anywhere else, including Christopher Hitchens' final interview, conducted by Richard Dawkins; H G Wells’s notorious interview with Joseph Stalin from 1934; Philip Larkin on the “addictive excitement” of a public library; an early excerpt from Christopher Isherwood’s diaries as he travelled around China with W H Auden; Christabel Pankhurst on the suffragette movement; George Orwell on London’s poor; Bertrand Russell’s open letter to General Eisenhower and Nikita Khrushchev at the height of the Cold War (plus their astonishing replies); J B Priestley’s “Britain and the Nuclear Bombs”, the furious article that launched CND; C P Snow’s famous “Two Cultures” essay; as well as contributions by Virginia Woolf, Hugh Grant, Eric Hobsbawm, Julian Barnes, Gore Vidal, Graham Greene, Rebecca West, E M Forster, D H Lawrence, Seamus Heaney, T S Eliot and John Maynard Keynes – plus landmark interviews and profiles of Tony Blair, Harold Wilson, Margaret Thatcher, Mahatma Gandhi, and Winston Churchill.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 500 pages. 11.00x8.50x1.18 inches. This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # zk1512315737