A little light reading

Here, because this blog has been a little unloved in recent months, is a random list of some of the pieces I’ve written for the New Statesman over the past few months:

The NS Interview: Bill Bryson

The NS Interview: Helen Clark

No loyalty, no citizenship
A proposal that new arrivals take an oath of allegiance to a “Jewish and democratic state” has renewed debate among Israelis about who they are and what they want.

Wikipedia’s benevolent dictator
Jimmy Wales on neutrality, Tea Party “lunatics” and his plans for the next decade.

Why Israel looks on in fear