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Media have helped create a crisis of democracy – now they must play a vital role in its revival

In May 2020, with the world still in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, Margaret MacMillan, an historian at the University of Toronto, wrote an essay in The Economist about the possibilities for life after the pandemic had passed.

On a scale of one to ten, where one was utter despair and ten was cautious hopefulness, it would have rated about six.

  • Denis Muller
  • The Conversation

Her thesis was that the future will be decided by a…

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