August 2021: Non-fiction Previews

At lunch with three firends the other day (my, how glorious it was to see them IRL, even shrouded in coats and scarves) and reflecting on the past months of pandemic, one of our number said glumly that she feared this was only the beginning of years of planetary crisis.

She was referring, of course, to the climate emergency, and it made me wonder whether the pandemic has driven us humans to become even more self- obsessed than we were before. This could be a good thing if it focuses the collective mind on how much work we have to do in terms of equality of opportunity, and in making sure a...

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