“The purpose of this magazine, and the sign of its intelligence, is the ability to hold two opposing ideas in mind simultaneously”
Lockdown has exposed rifts in Indian society between the urban middle classes and those excluded from ‘civil’ society
It is tempting to hope that ordinary people will rise up and demand change. But we are more likely to see poverty exacerbated
The unpopular president’s reforms exposed a deep discontent. The response to the pandemic has made his problems worse
In just a few short weeks we have cast aside freedoms it took centuries to win. Fawning faith in authority will lead to further outrages
Why are Scottish children encouraged to link a war 700 years ago with the “effete arseholes” of England today?
Shockingly high numbers have lost their jobs. Which countries are flattening the unemployment curve?
Emergencies not only spark new, rational fears but also reignite old, irrational ones
Covid-19 has led to a historic decrease in demand for oil. But price plunges and market volatility are nothing new
The virus has thrown social disparities into sharp relief. But is this global pandemic really the game-changer we have been led to believe?