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Now more than ever, the left must stop fighting each other—and start fighting for a better state

The idea of a state "safety net" has been a much-maligned and abused concept. Now, its importance is clear

By Emma Burnell  

There is an old saying: There are no atheists in a foxhole. Perhaps, in 2020, we should update this to “there are no libertarians in a global pandemic.”

The state has been a much-maligned and abused concept of late. Fear whipped up about a ‘European superstate’ was part of the narrative that led to Brexit. In most western countries, it has been chipped away for decades by free-market fanatics. In…

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