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How populist leaders exploit pandemics

The coronavirus crisis exposes blowhard leaders such as Donald Trump for the charlatans they are. Yet the widespread mood of fear and anxiety plays to their strengths as borders close and normal life breaks down.

Magazine

New Statesman magazine

The crisis chancellor

Can Rishi Sunak’s interventions save Britain from economic cataclysm? By Martin Fletcher. Plus: Jeremy Cliffe on the rise of the bio-surveillance state, and writers around the world reflect on how Covid-19 is transforming the state

The state transformed

New Statesman contributors from around the world reflect on how the coronavirus pandemic is transforming the ways in which we are governed.

Politics

Culture

Media, Tech and Digital Culture

World