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The Invisible Killers

Edoardo Campanella

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has been treated as though it were an unprecedented global catastrophe, we have been here before – many times. As two recent works of history show, pandemics are a recurring and ineradicable feature of human civilization.

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  1. Witnessing Wuhan
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    Witnessing Wuhan

    Long Reads Apr 3, 2020 Tracy Wen Liu shares harrowing first-person testimonials from the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak in China.

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The Year Ahead 2020

As 2019 draws to a close, it is unclear whether we have reached “peak disruption,” or whether a further unraveling of political systems, economic models, and international arrangements is in the offing. Between the poles of populist/authoritarian “destruction” and liberal/reformist reconstruction, what specific forces are most likely to define the next year – and the next decade?

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