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  • ‘Wind and solar power make it impossible for France to close down its remaining fossil fuel power stations’What to read next: Carbon carnage: the real cost of grouse-shooting | Will the green agenda be killed off by the pandemic? | Empty labels | Charlie Chaplin à la Française

    "We seldom hear much about freedom from contemporary social justice activists. They don’t want freedom — freedom would mean taking responsibility for one’s life"What to read next: God’s waiting room | Defence against the dark arts | That’s entertainment |

    Søren Kierkegaard’s reflections on worry are useful reading for those in lockdownWhat to read next: Wittgenstein’s self-isolation | The healing power of birdsong | It’s Not God Who Needs Saving – It’s Us | Do the Times Require a Conyers Middleton?

    ‘Dissenting viewpoints — for example, the belief that America is not an intrinsically racist country—are shunned as further proof of racist pathologies’What to read next: Love thy neighbour: why the Scots hate the English | Trump keeps his promises. Critics are missing the point

    The great dramatist was an Enlightenment philosopher as well as playwright. His inquiries into humanity had a political dimensionWhat to read next: Why T.S. Eliot still matters | Modi’s myopia and indifference to the poor | Making short work | Waiting for the Great Leveller

    Shipping routes are opening up in the Arctic due to climate change. This is a development fraught with environmental and geopolitical riskWhat to read next: You’re So Thin — So How Can You Feel Fat? | Love thy neighbour: why the Scots hate the English | Small oil | Making short w

    It is folly to treat UK race relations as totally divorced from the rest of human experience. We need to look at the larger global pictureWhat to read next: African reset: will Covid-19 bring change? | The Hijacking of the Human Rights Debate | No sex please, we’re Japanese | Lov

    Fears of a new Cultural Revolution are beginning to look justified as Xi Jinping advances the pace of control in ChinaWhat to read next: China has a strategy and Britain doesn’t | Doomed by data, our new Trojan Horse | A psychoanalyst’s lockdown diary | Making short work

    From Piers Gaveston onwards, controversial courtiers have a long history in British politics.How unusual is Dominic Cummings?What to read next: Modi’s myopia and indifference to the poor | Making short work | Waiting for the Great Leveller | A psychoanalyst’s lockdown diary

    Safety has supplanted liberty as the driving force of our political culture. This is a cul-de-sac for democracy What to read next: Why T.S. Eliot still matters | Making short work | A psychoanalyst’s lockdown diary | Modi’s myopia and indifference to the poor

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