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Jeremy Cliffe is International Editor of the New Statesman.
The pandemic is forcing us out of our routines, individually and collectively.
The New Statesman publishes an unprecedented call for common action to address the economic crisis.
Among several possible factors, “testing, testing, testing” is the most significant.
A grim choice faces 21st-century societies: panopticons or 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.
Berlin is behind the curve. At the time of writing, 48 people here have the virus and the city remains relaxed. I have seen no one wearing a face mask. There have been only limited signs of panic buying.
Stoicism is a part of many nations’ identity, not just Britain’s: can the pandemic be met with dispassionate resilience?
While the virus may discourage transglobal trade, it will also emphasise the reality of interdependence and the benefits of diverse markets.
In Germany, and across the West, attackers are motivated by tropes of white genocide, elite conspiracies, and Jewish or Muslim plots.
The former New York mayor would resurrect a failed policy settlement and merely fiddle with the symptoms of inequality.