“Under the epidemic, the world feels cold and lonely. The epidemic referred to is not the new crown pneumonia, but an unprecedented “loneliness pandemic”. This is a surprising finding by economist Noreena Hertz, who teaches at University College London. In her new book, The Lonely Century, Hertz paints a picture of a world falling apart. Growing social isolation (a state of complete or near-complete disconnection between people and society) not only harms our physical and mental health, but also threatens democratic institutions.”
Find the full review in the Chinese Publication 南方周末 (Southern Weekly), here.