Tag: Coronavirus

The West Coast is on fire which, grim as it is, has at least given everyone in United States something else to think about than COVID-19. (More…)

The narrative of the Atlantic world since the end of the Second World War has been one of American leadership. (More…)

When the government finally announced restaurants could serve takeout, it was like a rainbow appeared over Berlin. As long as we picked up dinner by six, we were safe. (More…)

The orchestration of Chinese politics by the Communist Party continues. But this year, the National People’s Party Congress was different. (More…)

The Johnson government may be the most right-wing in modern British history. Yet its disastrous response to the COVID-19 outbreak hasn’t cost it support. (More…)

The term “crisis” is applied all too freely in politics and journalism. It has become a common designation for the Coronavirus outbreak as well. (More…)

We shouldn’t have had to go through it. But the Coronavirus crisis has taught us some hard lessons.  Most importantly, that globalisation, as it works today, is a failure. (More…)

Every track on Vladislav Delay’s new album Rakka starts with the letter R. Each feels more relentless than the last, from the opening title track through “Rakkine” (“contraption”), “Rampa” (“cripple”) and “Rasite” (“burden” or “albatross”). (More…)

Today’s philosophers don’t do well in crises. The case of Giorgio Agamben, in which he wrongly downplayed the danger posed by COVID-19, is a perfect example. (More…)