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The Erdoğanization of Hungary

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 on quillette.com

Earlier this week, ostensibly in light of the COVID-19 crisis, the Hungarian parliament granted the country’s prime minister, Viktor...

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‘10% Less Democracy’—A Review

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 on quillette.com

10% Less Democracy: Why You Should Trust Elites a Little More and the Masses a Little Less by Garrett Jones, Stanford University Press...

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PODCAST 84: Talat Chughtai, Director of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Hamad General Hospital, on Treating COVID-19

Posted by on Apr 1, 2020 on quillette.com

Talat Chughtai, Director of the Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Hamad General Hospital, talks to Jonathan Kay about COVID-19, the strain...

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Romance, Race, and Retribution

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 on quillette.com

I “This is a crisis of epic proportions,” wrote an alarmed Romance Writers of America (RWA) board member on Christmas Eve as the scenery...

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COVID-19 Science Update for March 31st: Wear a Mask, Georgia’s SSE, Kinsa’s Fever Map

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 on quillette.com

This article constitutes the March 31st, 2020 entry in the daily Quillette series COVID-19 UPDATES. Please report needed corrections or...

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Warehouse Work in an Age of Contagion

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 on quillette.com

As regular readers of Quillette will know, I work at a warehouse in West Sacramento, California, where every workday I toil in close...

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COVID-19 Science Update for March 30th: The Planet’s Deadly Viral Baseline

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 on quillette.com

This article constitutes the March 30th, 2020 entry in the daily Quillette series COVID-19 UPDATES. Please report needed corrections or...

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Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family—A Review

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 on quillette.com

A review of Full Surrogacy Now: Feminism Against Family by Sophie Lewis, Verso, 224 pages (May 2019)  Why is it that when we grab for...

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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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