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Is it even possible to prepare for a pandemic?

Be prepared! It’s the scout’s motto. But prepared for what? In The Lion King, the song “Be Prepared” is a rousing celebration of fratricide, while Tom Lehrer’s song of the same title advised boy scouts: “Don’t solicit for your sister, that’s not nice / un

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Signs of a UK inflation cool-down

A crackdown on password sharing helped Netflix add nearly 6mn subscribers

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China and the revenge of geopolitics

History offers few lessons for the US and its allies in today’s big power play

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China wins advantage with art of surprise

The opacity of its system enables the country to routinely shock the rest of the world

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