While lockdowns were arguably necessary, Adam Wagner warns that when governments give themselves drastic powers, they don’t always give them back. Stephen Buranyi uncovers how Big Pharma is using its vaccine success to double down on profit rather than protect us. Gabriel Scally and Sunetra Gupta debate whether it's worth trying to eliminate Covid altogether. Plus: an interview with Carlo Rovelli, master of the universe, while Julia Bell explains how her ex-student got radicalised online.
Paul Seabright has written a stimulating book about the origins of liberalism. But it will not help us rethink our relations with non-liberals at home or abroad, and he does not grasp the nature of authority