All Further Articles for 2020-04-26
Pity the Nation
With yet more news of lethal failure - a dozen pandemic briefings ignored - it's hard not to feel buried by our daily evils. For a fresh, bleak, brilliant take, Irish writer Fintan O'Toole describes it to us - the "deliberate and homicidal stupidity," abject right-wing surrender, "monstrous blossoming of misrule" in a pandemic, and "toxicity (that has) become the lifeblood of American politics." "The world has loved, hated and envied the US," he writes. "Now, for the first time, we pity it."