Today's Edition, 2 June 2020

Why I hated my lockdown liberation

Leaving the house after ten weeks of isolation wasn't as joyous as was hoped

Stephen Pollard
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15:43

Is lockdown hurting Red Wall voters the most?

New research shows they are badly hit by Covid job losses

| 1 June

India and China’s border brawl

From the Himalayas to Vietnam, Beijing is taking advantage of Covid-19 to bolster its position

From the Himalayas to Vietnam, Beijing is taking advantage of Covid-19 to bolster its position

Tim Marshall
Trump’s unpredictable nuclear policy

These bombs are not weapons: they’re instruments of diplomacy

These bombs are not weapons: they’re instruments of diplomacy

Gerard DeGroot
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Chart
15:43

Is lockdown hurting Red Wall voters the most?

New research shows they are badly hit by Covid job losses

| 1 June

Is China trolling the West?

By encouraging a global backlash against his own nation, Xi Jinping is playing a deadly game

Our dangerous addiction to prediction

When it comes to forecasting, what we need more than anything is humility

The terrible threat of Wokenomics

There's danger in paying people for things that should be given freely

The sinister bias of YouTube and Twitter

Forget BBC impartiality, it's the unlimited power of the tech giants that should really alarm us

Douglas Murray
These bullying bishops aren’t brave

Why are the guardians of public morality joining the pitch-fork mob?

Giles Fraser
Simplicity is at the root of policy failures

Whether it's lockdown regulations or welfare payments, one-size-fits-all is not the answer

Polly Mackenzie
Covid has exposed America as a failed state

It's hard to view the US at this point as anything other than a cautionary tale

Aris Roussinos
Coronavirus doesn’t care about politics

Government plans have always been one step behind the virus — test and trace won't change that

Freddie Sayers
Why we remember wars but forget plagues

Art ignores pandemics because they're too boring, too horrific and too depressing

Sean Thomas
Our dangerous addiction to prediction

When it comes to forecasting, what we need more than anything is humility

Stuart Ritchie
Could coronavirus topple skyscrapers?

High-rise architecture was built for a globalised world without infectious disease

Peter Franklin

High-rise architecture was built for a globalised world without infectious disease

Peter Franklin
Is China trolling the West?

By encouraging a global backlash against his own nation, Xi Jinping is playing a deadly game

Mary Harrington
The truth about ‘Obamagate’

Donald Trump is turning the false allegations of Russian collusion to his advantage

Michael Tracey


Idea
11:56

Pandemics and climate change spelled the end for Rome

The role of these factors has never looked more relevant

| 1 June
Idea
07:00

Why Dietrich Bonhoeffer is essential lockdown reading

In uncertain times the greatest gift is the security of a good home

Weekend read
07:00

How Brooklyn Hipsterdom disintegrated under lockdown

A Bushwick houseshare looked like an urban idyll — until Covid struck

Spotted
15:20

The self-harm of Britain’s R&D policies

A new report offers some clues into the UK's dismal record on productivity

Video
08:08

The view from Asia: is test and trace even viable in the UK?

Experts from South Korea and Hong Kong share their views

| 29 May
Factcheck
07:00

Another day, another misleading Corona study!

A 'correlation' is not quite what it seems...

| 29 May
Reaction
15:10

Supporters of Emily Maitlis should be careful what they wish for

One day, the tables might turn

| 28 May
Response
11:53

Universal Basic Income: A solution to Wokenomics?

Single mothers can be supported without the state's intrusion

| 28 May
Reaction
08:42

What René Girard would have to say about Dominic Cummings

The French philosopher warned of the spiralling nature of psychosocial violence

Idea
16:32

To revive the economy, tax Britain’s piggy banks

It is the only way to discourage unwanted flows of capital

Reaction
11:33

When will churchgoers sing again?

It is the closest I come to a felt encounter with the divine

Interviews.

we sit down with original thinkers and talk ideas

Niall Ferguson: Covid-19 is China’s Chernobyl moment

The historian talks to Freddie Sayers about the geopolitics of this pandemic

Professor Karol Sikora: fear is more dangerous than the virus

The oncologist speaks to Freddie Sayers on a range of issues

US expert: The case for lockdowns

Biostatistician Dr Natalie Dean argues that a 'herd immunity' strategy would cost millions of lives

Michael Ignatieff’s Confessions — Liberalism, populism and multiculturalism

The former leader of the Canadian Liberal Party on how his family went from Russian nobles to Canadian refugees, why the Brexit debate was good for the UK's democracy and what threat populism poses to liberalism.

German virologist: Covid-19 is less deadly than feared

Professor Hendrik Streeck's findings show a fatality rate of 0.24-0.36%

Why do leaders flout lockdown rules?

In Poland as in Britain, there seems to be one rule for the elite and another for everyone else

Gabriel Gavin
What is the Mona Lisa worth to France?

Flogging the beloved artwork for the sake of a few billion euros would be a national disgrace

Agnes Poirier
The world’s next jihadi flashpoint

The West's neglect of the Sahel could come back to bite us

Will Brown
Can university survive Covid-19?

Academics have long argued that the computer can never replace the classroom

Gerard DeGroot
Confessions Podcast with Giles Fraser

The sad loss of our common rituals

The history of Whit Monday has already vanished — and lockdown is eroding our common calendar further

Eleanor Parker

The history of Whit Monday has already vanished — and lockdown is eroding our common calendar further

Eleanor Parker
Yesterday, the Beatles and why talent isn’t enough

Richard Curtis ignores the fact that great artists are often in the right place at the right time

Dorian Lynskey
Why the Zoom gloom has set in

Meaningful social connection requires eye contact, handshakes and hugs

Mia Levitin

Series: Kids reads

Kids reads

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

Nancy Pelosi has fallen into Trump’s trap

A new biography of the Speaker vividly captures why the Democrats failed in the face of populism

Justin Webb
Our dangerous addiction to prediction

When it comes to forecasting, what we need more than anything is humility

Stuart Ritchie
Whatever happened to the polymath?

Inter-disciplinarians can't flourish in a time of information overload

Dan Hitchens
Eurovision 2020: and the bland played on

In the face of Covid-19, its message of peace and love sounds hollow

Gareth Roberts