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Why the West failed to contain Covid-19

As infection rates soared in the US and Europe, East Asian countries suppressed coronavirus without national lockdowns. Why didn’t others follow their lead?

What Trump wants now

How misguided fears of a presidential coup exposed the hysterical thinking of the liberal Resistance.

 

Magazine

New Statesman magazine

The last days of Trump

What the liberal Resistance gets wrong, by Thomas Meaney, Emily Tamkin and Nick Burns plus Martin Fletcher on Priti Patel, Philippe Sands on the 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg trials and Sophie McBain on Dolly Parton and Covid-19

WORLD

What US democracy can learn from ancient Greek philosophy

In the face of intense political partisanship, Plato and Aristotle stressed the need for friendship among citizens and extolled the virtues of moderation and like-mindedness.

UK

Culture

The Crown has been accused of inaccuracy – not least by those who were there

Amid numerous complaints about the royal drama, Jeffrey Archer has described the portrayal of Margaret Thatcher's relationship with the Queen as "farcical".

 

The Crown has been accused of inaccuracy – not least by those who were there

Amid numerous complaints about the royal drama, Jeffrey Archer has described the portrayal of Margaret Thatcher's relationship with the Queen as "farcical".

 

The Crown has been accused of inaccuracy – not least by those who were there

Amid numerous complaints about the royal drama, Jeffrey Archer has described the portrayal of Margaret Thatcher's relationship with the Queen as "farcical".

 

The Crown has been accused of inaccuracy – not least by those who were there

Amid numerous complaints about the royal drama, Jeffrey Archer has described the portrayal of Margaret Thatcher's relationship with the Queen as "farcical".

 

MEDIA, TECH AND DIGITAL CULTURE

Who wins on the ephemeral internet?

After years of tracking our digital footprints, platforms are trying to free us from what we post. But with everything set to automatically disappear, we must begin to ask ourselves: who benefits most from a lack of accountability?

Can the right thrive on Parler?

Right-wing personalities are moving away from liberal social media “echo chambers”, but risk building a useless one of their own.