Why it’s healthy to be afraid in a crisis

As a mental health professional, I disagree with the message in Paul Daley’s article (We face a pandemic of mental health disorders, 24 March). We’re not facing “a pandemic of severe mental health disorders”. We’re all facing entirely normal fear, anxiety, despair and confusion about a truly terrifying situation that […]

Under coronavirus, ideologies are overturned around the world. But it is too little, too late | Jeff Sparrow

Covid-19 isn’t just infecting humans. It’s also weakening ideology. Think about Tina: the acronym popularised after Margaret Thatcher declared that “There is no alternative” to the market economy. From the 1980s on, a thoroughgoing and overt commitment to capitalism became fundamental to every mainstream political party. Well, if Tina was […]