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John Gray is a New Statesman contributing writer. His most recent book is Feline Philosophy: Cats and the Meaning of Life (Allen Lane)
Covid-19 has pricked the bubble of human supremacy and revealed our fragility. And the economic destruction means we cannot return to the free-market capitalism that made the pandemic inevitable.
Why there is no single way of life that is right or just for everyone.
Donald Trump was a symptom rather than the cause of the nation’s discontents and the forces he has unlocked are here to stay.
In breaking the link between politics and objective truth, the United States seeks to fashion a new world – but it is one built on shifting sands.
In The Glass Kingdom, Osborne upends our most basic assumptions about the human world.
Human beings have always needed something to leaven the effects of science and religion.
Why we are entering a new age of disorder.
What the fall of Rome teaches us about the twin threats of lethal disease and ecological disaster.
Machiavelli did not revel in tyranny. Instead, quite calmly, he observed that Christian virtues have no place in politics.
The era of peak globalisation is over. For those of us not on the front line, clearing the mind and thinking how to live in an altered world is the task at hand.