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Yuval Noah Harari: Lessons from a year of Covid

How can we summarise the Covid year from a broad historical perspective? Many people believe that the terrible toll coronavirus has taken demonstrates humanity’s helplessness in the face of nature’s might. In fact, 2020 has shown that humanity is far from helpless. Epidemics are no longer uncontrollable forces of nature. Science has turned them into a manageable challenge. Why, then, has there been so much death and suffering? Because of bad political decisions.

Klaus — 7/10

Origin story of the bearer of the gifts, without all the typical Christmas-y stuff. Funny and heartfelt, and it ties together a lot of elements quite nicely. Especially the crucial role of a postman!

Miss Sloane — 7/10

Oh no, I thought at the first minute, another court drama! Nope, only a few minutes in the courtroom, because this is a political thriller. Or rather lobbyist thriller, showing how lobbying works. The actual political topic is just means here, as both sides carry roughly equal gravity on the screen. Captured by the story I tend to be slow in picking up the bigger picture, so the feminist themes seemed very subtle to me, and I liked it a lot. Overall it is somewhat dry but very intense, just like the protagonist.
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