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16 April 2020updated 06 Oct 2020 9:45am

David Miliband on the four contests that will shape the post-Covid-19 world

By Samuel Horti

On the New Statesman today, the president of the International Rescue Committee and former foreign secretary, David Miliband, writes about the fragmentation of our global order, and how “common sense as well as common humanity” might guide us in a post-Covid-19 world.

“The political contest in the 2010s, after the great financial crisis, was successfully defined by populists as them versus the technocratic elites. Nativism versus globalism. ‘Our’ citizens versus those of nowhere. Nationalism versus open borders,” he writes.

“The global pandemic has shown the limits of the politics of anger. Issues of contact tracing, health capacity, trust in government, cannot be solved by demonisation. So what comes next?”

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