Category: Commentary

COVID-19: Thucydides and the Plague of Athens

The lessons we learn from coronavirus will come from our experiences, not from Thucydides, but he offers a description of a city-state in crisis as poignant and powerful now, as it was in 430BC, writes Chris Mackie.

The Smearing of Ken Loach & Jeremy Corbyn

Jonathan Cook says the vilification campaigns against the two men — both passionate defenders of Palestinian rights and champions of unabashed class struggle — is the face of our new toxic politics.