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“Malign Psychological Changes”

In this seven-and-a-half-minute-long speech, Dan Hannan tells the House of Lords that fear of Covid-19 caused many people to resort to their “paleolithic heuristics,” and that “the world into which we emerge from lockdowns will be poorer, colder, more pinched, more authoritarian.” Indeed. Hannan’s warning of what David Hart calls “hygiene socialism” is underscored by the plastic enclosures in which he and each person in the room is seated.


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