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Deer in the headlights, frogs in boiling water

Covid is stripping us of our freedoms. Who will stop it?

4 September 2021

9:00 AM

4 September 2021

9:00 AM

A recent essay by Pete Shmigel on Flat White is a poignant reminder of how people who experienced tyranny behind the Iron Curtain have been among the first to fear the creeping authoritarianism of Western democracies in thrall to China’s brutal suppression of the Wuhan virus. Way back in the mists of time, I was living in New Delhi when Indira Gandhi declared a 21-month emergency in June 1975 to impose dictatorial rule.

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