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Adam LeBor on Television

COVID-19 IS REANIMATING my inner anarchist. Long dormant as I slid (more or less) into bourgeois respectability, it is back, the works of Mikhail Bakunin in one hand and Emma Goldman in the other. Back in my student days at Leeds University during the 1980s I was, naturally, a radical leftist.

But I was never attracted to the various Trotskyite sects: too authoritarian, sectarian, obsessed with Israel and most of all, too boring. As for the orthodox communists, well, just take a look at

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