Today's Edition, 2 April 2020

Covid-19: do the shires even care?

It's the 'war generation' — not much-maligned millennials — who aren't taking coronavirus seriously

James Bloodworth
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15:41

LIVE: Peter Hitchens on Lockdown TV

The columnist discusses his Covid scepticism with Freddie Sayers

| 2 April

It can’t be ‘big business as usual’ after coronavirus

If capitalism is to survive this epidemic, we cannot continue to do things the Airbnb and Amazon way

If capitalism is to survive this epidemic, we cannot continue to do things the Airbnb and Amazon way

Mary Harrington
The Magnificent Seven is a post-liberal idyll

The epic western is an extended metaphor for the contrast between liberals and communitarians

The epic western is an extended metaphor for the contrast between liberals and communitarians

Giles Fraser
The things we do for growth

Why we sacrifice millions of lives every year for the sake of GDP

We kill people, wreck the planet and blot out the sun: all for the sake of GDP

Peter Franklin
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15:41

LIVE: Peter Hitchens on Lockdown TV

The columnist discusses his Covid scepticism with Freddie Sayers

| 2 April

Why doesn’t Britain value its farmers?

This crisis has shown we need to think very carefully about how the nation feeds itself

Can they really arrest you for walking the dog?

You might think you've got a reasonable excuse to leave the house — the police might not

All eyes on the Swedish coronavirus experiment

Their more moderate response to the pandemic is as much about politics as science

Why we must resist the corona-tyrants

As Parliament keeps the whole population under house arrest, there are very few voices of dissent

Paul Embery
What sort of sex do women really want?

If you like the wrong sort, then you'll be labelled vanilla, prudish and frigid

Louise Perry
Give everyone a debt holiday

While the pandemic traps the poorest workers at home, their ability to meet repayments is in freefall

Phillip Blond
How likely are you to die of coronavirus?

We may have far more infections than previously thought, and constructing models to estimate numbers is extremely hard

Tom Chivers

We may have far more infections than previously thought, and constructing models to estimate numbers is extremely hard

Tom Chivers
Can they really arrest you for walking the dog?

You might think you've got a reasonable excuse to leave the house — the police might not

Adam King
Don’t trust the psychologists on coronavirus

Many of the responses to Covid-19 come from a deeply-flawed discipline

Stuart Ritchie

The WHO has failed us again

This isn't the first time the World Health Organisation has let politics get in the way of saving lives

Ian Birrell
Why doesn’t Britain value its farmers?

This crisis has shown we need to think very carefully about how the nation feeds itself

James Rebanks
The truth about lockdown in Leningrad

Social distancing might break up families, but it can't compare to the infamous World War II siege

Anna Reid
All eyes on the Swedish coronavirus experiment

Their more moderate response to the pandemic is as much about politics as science

Freddie Sayers

Seen Elsewhere
14:57

A glimpse inside a virus-testing laboratory

My correspondent reveals some surprisingly mundane sources of delay

| 2 April
Idea
11:38

Covid is killing the black market — maybe that’s a bad thing

There could be violent consequences

| 2 April
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07:00

CATCH UP: Lockdown TV, day 9

Featuring Tom Chivers on Corona, and Rowan Pelling and Louise Perry on the problem of porn

| 2 April
Idea
15:12

We’re going to need a new name for the Great Recession

What we face now is so much worse than 2008

| 1 April
Chart
11:35

Is there a racism epidemic in America?

Based on how much people have spoken about it in recent years, you'd think so

| 1 April
Debate
07:00

The culture wars are far from over

Covid-19 marks a ceasefire, not anything like an end

| 1 April
Video
17:48

WATCH: the view from Sweden on their coronavirus response

Analysts Johan Anderberg and Paulina Neuding discuss Sweden's laissez-faire approach

| 31 March
Spotted
14:49

A grim milestone for the UK epidemic

New data from the ONS shows that deaths per week just moved above average

| 31 March
Reaction
07:00

Will coronavirus kill the shale revolution?

With oil at $20 a barrel, the industry is struggling to survive

| 31 March
Audio
16:16

LISTEN: Lord Sumption on the national ‘hysteria’ over coronavirus

The former Supreme Court judge warned that Britain was turning into a police state

| 30 March
Idea
14:00

What Emmanuel Levinas would have to say about Zoom

The French philosopher argued that ethics is rooted in the face-to-face encounter

| 30 March
Confessions Podcast with Giles Fraser

All eyes on the Swedish coronavirus experiment

Their more moderate response to the pandemic is as much about politics as science

Freddie Sayers
Pity the women locked in with their abusers

How long will the Government ignore those families trapped at home with violent partners?

Joan Smith
Covid-19 is the nail in the coffin for traditional funerals

Its legacy will be that we separate the disposal of the body from the commemoration of the life

Andrew Watts
Stay-at-home mums are ready for lockdown

Spending all day every day at home with my spouse and child is already my normal

Mary Harrington

Series: Kids reads

Kids reads

How are the latest children's books shaping the next generation?

Interviews.

we sit down with original thinkers and talk ideas

Mervyn King’s Confessions — Crises, capital and coronavirus

Giles talks to the former Governor of the Bank of England about why economists don't understand human nature, what caused the 2008 financial crisis and the mistake both sides made in the Brexit referendum.

Jonathan Sacks’s Confessions — Capitalism, community and covenant

Giles talks to the former Chief Rabbi about the power of community, antisemitism in the 21st century and the 72-hour American bus journey that changed his life.

Helen Thompson’s Confessions — Elections, economics and Euroscepticism

Giles talks to the Cambridge Professor about not fitting in at Warwick University Labour Club, why Margaret Thatcher would have voted Leave and what to look out for in politics in 2020.

Adam Rutherford: How To Argue With A Racist

Giles Fraser talks to Adam Rutherford about his new book.

Debate: How bad is Viktor Orban?

Freddie Sayers gets opposing views from Peter Franklin and Phillip Blond on whether the Hungarian Prime Minister's dangerous reputation is justified.

Nineties Russia prepared me for coronageddon

Empty shelves, a demoralised population and a police state — it all feels very familiar

Daniel Kalder

Empty shelves, a demoralised population and a police state — it all feels very familiar

Daniel Kalder
Coronavirus will change nothing

The Black Death shows that after a pandemic, life goes on as before

Ben Gummer
It’s time for an NHS National Service

The biggest crisis since the Second World War calls for a huge effort to mobilise the young and healthy

Aris Roussinos

The ruthlessness of the sexual marketplace

The search for romantic love, as a new book suggests, was always a fool's errand

James Bloodworth
Who are you calling gullible?

Contrary to received wisdom, the general public isn't that easily duped

Timandra Harkness
‘This Country’ is a modern TV miracle

The lives of rural people often go unnoticed, unspoken and undocumented

Barney Norris
Binge-watching in the time of Covid-19

A selection of TV gems to inspire calm, optimism, and an understanding of civilisational decline

Various Contributors