Volume 70 Issue 6 June 2020

Urban Values

Covid-19 has rekindled ancient tensions between city and country.


Despite a legion of suitors, the wife of Odysseus remains loyal to his memory.

Hard Work

The British government’s universal credit scheme seeks solutions to problems that have frustrated politicians for centuries.

Does Boom Always Follow Bust?

Four historians consider whether the sudden collapse of the world economy caused by the Covid-19 pandemic will be followed by an equally dramatic resurgence.