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Glass Half Full

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One of the greatest modern political leaders explains what COVID means for the political and economic shape of the future.

  Paul Romer on Why We Need $100 Billion for Testing

Testing Well

An Interview with Paul Romer

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The Nobel-winning economist explains the ins and and outs of the massive testing program we need to keep COVID at bay and reopen.

  Mervyn King on radical uncertainty

Full of Passionate Intensity

An Interview with Sir Mervyn King

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The former Governor of the Bank of England talks about why our obsession with modeling and quantifying brings with it systemic risks.

  Laura Marris on Camus and The Plague

Self-Healed Physician

An interview with Laura Marris

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A translator on why Camus and his novel of plague speak to us in this dark moment.

  Michael Abramowitz on freedom and COVID

The (Not So) Free World

An Interview with Michael Abramowitz

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The Freedom House director takes a hard look at the state of civil rights and the rule of law around the world -- the U.S. not exempted.

  Andrew Roberts on Churchill vs. the Spanish Flu

Resilience

An Interview with Andrew Roberts

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The best-selling historian shows us that real leadership, like Churchill's, does matter in in times of crisis.

  James Shapiro on Shakespeare's Plague Years

A Pox on All Our Houses

An Interview with James Shapiro

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The leading Shakespeare scholar examines the playwright's difficult and dark relationship with the plague that devastated his nation.

  Tom Holland on the Plague at Athens

Feverish City

An Interview with Tom Holland

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The best-selling historian take a look at a pandemic that changed the course of ancient history.

  John Barry on the Spanish Flu

The Pale Horse

An Interview with John Barry

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The award-winning historian explains why the Spanish Flu did so much damage and what we can learn from it as we move through the COVID crisis.

  Adam Tooze on the COVID economy

The New New Economy

An Interview with Adam Tooze

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A leading historian lays out the economic transformation COVID has wrought, and why it carries global risks.