A forgotten novel offers insights into living with a deadly and dehumanising pandemic

The Covid inquiry could help improve our response to the next crisis, but is not asking the right questions

Was Martin Reynolds’ memory a casualty of the pandemic?

A rosy-hued invocation of the Blitz spirit was a hopelessly misguided metaphor for the Covid pandemic

Germs have been laying waste to civilisations for 50,000 years

How to deal with creeping authoritarianism

The paranoid war on “disinformation” at the heart of the Government’s pandemic response

War offers so much more in the way of profitable procurement than even the pandemic

A vast global market in stolen and forged art and artefacts has only grown in the context of the pandemic, but technology and international policing may be catching up

What does the future hold beyond Brexit and Covid?