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Agora is the New Statesman’s philosophy column: a space for academics to address contemporary social, political and cultural issues from a philosophical point of view.

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Can authoritarianism ever be justified?

Can authoritarianism ever be justified?

China may have performed better than many democratic countries on Covid-19, but good government can’t be sustained without public scrutiny.

By Fabienne Peter
Would extinction be so bad?

Would extinction be so bad?

Given the amount of suffering on Earth, the value of the continued existence of the planet is an open question.

By Roger Crisp