A century after its publication, the timeless novel warns us about the poisons of nationalism and idolatry and the commonality of our sojourns between birth and death.
COVID-19: The City in a Time of Plague
History teaches us that epidemics are more like revelatory moments than social transformers, writes Pepe Escobar.
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.