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Tiredness kills
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Tiredness kills

“Tiredness kills” is a motorway sign warning drivers to take regular breaks in order to avoid accidents.   Steve Latham   It also describes our cultural moment, as Covid-19 continues to sap our energy, and we approach a state of societal enervation. For example, I noticed, among my colleagues, as […]

Covid-winter is coming
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Covid-winter is coming

“Winter is coming.” More than trendily referencing Game of Thrones, it’s an observation, at least in Europe, about how the switch in seasons may affect our experience of Coronavirus.   Steve Latham   It’s widely expected there will be a ‘second wave’, or at least the continuation of the first. […]

The Post-globalisation moment
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The Post-globalisation moment

We are in the midst of seismic shift in international politics. The era of globalisation appears to be at an end.   Steve Latham   The nations of the earth are retreating behind iron-cast walls. At just the time when planetary cooperation is most necessary, it is most lacking. The […]