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  • Coronavirus Journal VI: A journal of a plague year

    In 1722 Daniel Defoe, the author of Robinson Crusoe, wrote A Journal of the Plague Year. This was a semi-fictional account of the Great Plague, an outbreak of bubonic plague [

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  • Living in a Conspiracy Nation

    We are in a spectacularly unprecedented moment in our nation’s history. If you do not believe that is the case, perhaps these two recent news reports in completely sober (and even socially conservative) publications will persuade you. Charlotte Alter reports from my home state of Wisconsin for Time magazine: In more than seven dozen interviews conducted in Wisconsin in early September, from the suburbs around Milwaukee to the scarred streets of Kenosha in the aftermath of the Jacob Blake...

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  • Horrifying Reports of Forced Hysterectomies at ICE Detention Camps

    A coalition of organizations led by Project South (which was founded as the Institute to Eliminate Poverty & Genocide — more on that last word in a minute) has filed a complaint based on a whistleblower about an ICE concentration camp in Georgia where, the complaint alleges, detained immigrants are not being properly treated for Covid-19, important medications are being withheld, conditions are appalling, and women are being given unnecessary hysterectomies. From a piece about the...

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  • Europe's biggest brothels has gone broke amid the coronavirus pandemic, media report.

    One of Europe's biggest brothels has gone broke amid the coronavirus pandemic, media report. It is one of many German companies headed for bankruptcy as a result of the crisis, experts say.

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