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August 27, 2020

Small Signs of Hope that Lockdowns Could Soon End

For so many months, it’s been nonstop bad news on business closures, arts trashed, museum shuttering, unemployment, missed surgeries and…

August 26, 2020

Lockdowns are Cruel and Regressive, says Oxford University’s Professor Sunetra Gupta

Oxford University Professor Sunetra Gupta has been an outspoken voice for calm, science, and rationality in dealing with this virus.…

August 22, 2020

Older Americans Should Be Anti-Lockdown Activists

It’s happened to quite a number of us. We write against the lockdowns for all the incredible economic, psychological, and…

August 20, 2020

Governments Are Faking It, and Copying Each Other

A mystery for months is how it is that so many governments in so many different places on earth could…

August 16, 2020

When Your Intellectual Heroes Let You Down

The lockdown upheaval has affected every aspect of life, including intellectual life. People we have never heard of have become…

August 15, 2020

What Will Not Recover: Government

What becomes of government credibility in the post-lockdown period? There are thousands of politicians in this country for whom this…

August 13, 2020

King Canute and the Virus Tide

Nine-hundred years ago, the English historian Henry of Huntingdon wrote down an older Anglo-Saxon story/myth of King Canute who claimed…

August 11, 2020

Authoritarianism in Auckland

For months we’ve heard the cry: oh how wonderfully New Zealand dealt with the Coronavirus! They did the tightest lockdown…

August 9, 2020

We Need a Principled Anti-Lockdown Movement

Shell-shocked is a good way to describe the mood in the U.S. for a good part of the Spring of…

August 4, 2020

Madness in Melbourne

Melbourne, that glorious city in the state of Victoria in Australia, granted me some of the best travel days of…