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Swedish exceptionalism has been ended by coronavirus

It has taken a shocking Covid-19 death toll to dent the national self-image of moral superiority. But dented it has been.

”Haverist” is a Swedish word meaning “shipwrecked person”.

  • Erik Augustin Palm
  • The Guardian

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