Joel Schalit / 10 Jan 2022

Asylum From Germany

The Coronavirus Shakes

They asked what the purpose of our visit was. “We’re fleeing Germany,” I said, as I handed over our Israeli and American passports. “My wife and I want to apply for asylum.”(...)

Charlie Bertsch / 15 Sep 2021

Post-Punk Internationale

Gut and Fratti’s Let’s Talk About the Weather

While the pandemic continues to inflict horrific suffering on the world, its early phase is now capable of inspiring nostalgia. We remember the excitement of watching everyday routines grind to a halt and then having to figure out what to do in their absence.(...)

Duncan Simpson / 08 Sep 2021

Ideological Upheaval

Pandemic Rebels and Fascist Longings

Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, opposition to anti-contagion efforts has been led by a small number of fringe groups and quasi-movements linked together by social media.(...)

Tanya Lokot / 08 Mar 2021

Always Under Surveillance

COVID-19 and Digital Freedoms in Eastern Europe

From genome sequencing to track virus mutations, to smartphone apps monitoring close contacts with those who test positive, countries around the world have harnessed technological solutions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.(...)
John Foster / 08 Jun 2020

Buried By Trump

The American Century is Finally Over

The narrative of the Atlantic world since the end of the Second World War has been one of American leadership. (...)

Victory over fascism. Celebrating VE Day, in Hursley
Josh White / 18 May 2020

Immune to Coronavirus

Why Boris is Still Popular

The Johnson government may be the most right-wing in modern British history. Yet its disastrous response to the COVID-19 outbreak hasn’t cost it support. (...)

Coronavirus is class conflict. Berlin, April 2020.
John Foster / 24 Apr 2020

The Communist Influenza

Slavoj Žižek’s Pandemic!

Today's philosophers don’t do well in crises. The case of Giorgio Agamben, in which he wrongly downplayed the danger posed by COVID-19, is a perfect example. (...)