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COVID-19 Science Update for March 29th: Keep Your Voice Down

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 on quillette.com

This article constitutes the March 29th, 2020 entry in the daily Quillette series COVID-19 UPDATES. Please report needed corrections or...

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Denmark’s Weapons Against COVID-19: Early Action, High Trust—and a No-Nonsense Queen

Posted by on Mar 29, 2020 on quillette.com

It’s early spring in Denmark, a welcome relief after months of murky, rainy darkness. Even Copenhagen’s less-affluent districts are...

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Social Distancing During the Black Death

Posted by on Mar 28, 2020 on quillette.com

One of the comforts of studying history is that, no matter how bad things get, you can always find a moment in the past when things were...

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The Case for Economic Hibernation during the COVID-19 Lockdowns

Posted by on Mar 28, 2020 on quillette.com

The extreme social distancing measures required to arrest the spread of COVID-19, especially the lockdown and isolation, are presenting...

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Symptoms of Loneliness

Posted by on Mar 28, 2020 on quillette.com

I’m a corona believer. I began to panic about two weeks before everything shut down. By panic, I mean I stocked up on food and necessities...

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COVID-19 Science Update for March 28th: Bergamo’s Decimation, More SSEs, and the Case for Masks

Posted by on Mar 28, 2020 on quillette.com

This article constitutes the March 28th, 2020 entry in the daily Quillette series COVID-19 UPDATES. Please report needed corrections or...

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COVID-19 Science Update for March 27th: Super-Spreaders and the Need for New Prediction Models

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 on quillette.com

This article constitutes the March 27th, 2020 entry in the daily Quillette series COVID-19 UPDATES. Please report needed corrections or...

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PODCAST 83: Professor Wilfred Reilly on his new book Taboo: 10 Facts You Can’t Talk About

Posted by on Mar 27, 2020 on quillette.com

Kentucky State political science professor Wildred Reilly talks to Toby Young about his new book Taboo: 10 Facts You Can’t Talk About....

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Social Distancing and Stay-Home Orders Are Likely To Save Millions

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 on quillette.com

A new study by influential researchers at Imperial College, London finds that COVID-19 is more infectious and deadly than scientists had...

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COVID-19 Science Update for March 26th: Five Trends Shaping Medium-Term Policy

Posted by on Mar 26, 2020 on quillette.com

This article constitutes the March 26th, 2020 entry in the daily Quillette series COVID-19 UPDATES. Please report needed corrections to...

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Will COVID-19 Mark the End of European Liberalism?

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 on quillette.com

Understandably, given its potential for large scale loss of life and severe economic disruption, coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic has so...

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COVID-19 Statistical and Science Update for March 25th

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 on quillette.com

The latest global data for COVID-19—updated with reports received on March 25th, 2020—have been published at Our World in Data. Here are...

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The Coming Age of Dispersion

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 on quillette.com

As of this writing, the long-term effects of the coronavirus pandemic remain uncertain. But one possible consequence is an acceleration of...

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No, COVID-19 Is Not a ‘Disaster for Feminism’

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 on quillette.com

I wasn’t especially surprised to find an essay in the Atlantic calling the COVID-19 pandemic a “disaster for feminism.” But I am...

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Sanders’ Indifferent City on a Hill

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 on quillette.com

In the months since the outbreak of a deadly global pandemic, Americans have rediscovered the world outside. None of the contenders vying...

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COVID-19 Statistical and Science Update for March 24

Posted by on Mar 24, 2020 on quillette.com

The latest global data for COVID-19—updated with reports received on March 24th, 2020—have been published at Our World in Data. Here are...

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Humanity’s Greatest Foe: Pandemics Through the Ages

Posted by on Mar 23, 2020 on quillette.com

A review of Plagues and Peoples by William McNeill, Anchor, 365 pages (1998) Readers seeking a longer historical perspective on the...

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COVID-19 Statistical and Science Update for March 23

Posted by on Mar 23, 2020 on quillette.com

The latest global data for COVID-19—updated with reports received on March 23rd, 2020—have been published at Our World in Data. Here are...

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‘Against Democracy’—A Review

Posted by on Mar 22, 2020 on quillette.com

A Review of Against Democracy by Jason Brennan. Princeton University Press (September 2016) 304 pages.  Many voters can find democracy...

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That Elusive Feeling We Call Love

Posted by on Mar 22, 2020 on quillette.com

Every writer worth reading—from the good to the great to the canonical—has, at some point or other, explored the subject of love. Yet,...

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