While freedom-loving Tories make their last stand, the evidence shows that coordinated action by governments and solidarity among citizens are what will contain the pandemic.
For Pankaj Mishra's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
The mob violence between Jews and Arabs should not be underestimated: It represents a watershed in the history of Israel.
The real danger ahead, however, is not so much a new cold war as binary modes of thinking that see stark divisions and antagonisms where none exist.
The U.S., U.K. and India have suffered at the hands of incompetent leaders and a severe lack of preparedness.
It is one thing to defend freedom of expression — an obligation of all democratic leaders. It is quite another to deploy a whole nation behind a particular expression of that freedom.
There is little respite from clownish demagoguery once a long-standing political order loses credibility and legitimacy among a significantly large proportion of the population.
In recent weeks, doctors, nurses and care workers for the British National Health Service — in particular, immigrants — are presently being hailed for their gritty sense of duty, for standing between many people and premature death.
After failing to anticipate the financial crisis, networks and major newspapers have earned a good chance of flourishing in the future.
Much maligned in recent years, big government will come back — and with it, the potential for both greater good and evil. Threatening the world with a long recession, the new coronavirus looks set to inaugurate a turbulent new political and economic era. Its main ...
The COVID-19 pandemic reflects a systemic crisis akin to the seminal crashes of the 20th century.