Peter Hessler, who reported from China during quarantine, describes the lifting of those restrictions to David Remnick; Hessler’s children are going to school, and he recently went to a dance club. Meanwhile, back in Washington, Evan Osnos explains how blaming China has become a touchstone of the Presidential race in America. Uber-capitalist Mark Cuban describes the government interventions he thinks are necessary to rebuild the economy for a post-COVID “America 2.0”—a program that would please Bernie Sanders. And Susan Orlean tries her hand at origami.
Peter Hessler on Life After Lockdown
Peter Hessler reports from Chengdu, China, on what life after lockdown looks like, and why the experience in the U.S. will be very different.
The Rise of Anti-China Rhetoric
The staff writer Evan Osnos explains Washington’s obsession with China, and how it might shape the 2020 election.
Mark Cuban Wants to Save Capitalism from Itself
A reality-show mogul and multibillionaire offers a surprising approach to the economic crisis: socialism.
Katy Waldman on Comic Novels
A books columnist picks three novels to bring humor to dark times.
Susan Orlean Gets a Lesson in Origami
Who knew origami was a growth industry?