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The strange death of ideology

When crisis hits, seemingly rigid beliefs can be overturned

By Jonathan Lis  

Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images

The premise of drama is that you situate a group of characters with individual attributes and motivations in a specific set of circumstances and see how they respond. Nature is a cruel kind of dramatist. We were going about our ordinary lives, and a sudden event over which we had no control has now transformed them. Each of us is experiencing something new, and each is forced to adapt. But that adaptation is not only personal; it…

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