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September 7, 2020

The Melbourne Syndrome

The Covid pandemic has brought on our modern version of The Stockholm Syndrome which you will recall is: “Feelings of…

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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…

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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…

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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…