The Weekly Filet brings you the five best links of the week, every Friday. Making sense of the big issues of our time (with a healthy dose of serendipity and nerdiness). Curated by journalist David Bauer.

The meaning of Moria: what we must learn from the refugee camp’s fires

For one thing, the refugee camp in Moria is a symbol for Europe’s hypocrisy (as pointed out in an earlier issue). In the age of Covid-19, however, it also symbolises something that goes beyond Europe. «In the early weeks of the Covid-19 outbreak», Jeremy Cliffe writes in the New Statesman, «it seemed like the pandemic might serve as the definitive illustration of humanity’s interdependence.» As it stands now, he concludes, the pandemic hasn’t been «the wake-up call the world needed, much as it should have been.»

Published in Weekly Filet #317, in September 2020.

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