When Emergency Arrives, What are we Left With? With Samuel Miller McDonald
When Emergency Arrives, What are we Left With? With Samuel Miller McDonald; 30 April, 2020When Emergency Arrives, What are we Left With? With Samuel Miller McDonald
Oscar Perress was able to talk to Samuel Miller McDonald, a journalist, writer and student currently based in the UK for his studies at Oxford. Though talking for over an hour, their discussion around Covid-19 can be understood as a discussion on a need for systems change.
When Covid-19 arrived on the shores of the UK, Miller McDonald wrote an op-ed for The Guardian detailing common patterns that emerge from national emergencies and how these could possibly occur again with Covid-19. Oscar started by asking Miller McDonald to explain those patterns and whether they were likely to emerge, if they hadn't already, with Covid-19?
They also discussed conceptualising a response to the climate crisis from Covid-19 and reflected on Politics’ place in creating our reactions to Covid-19. You can find the rest of this series written by Oscar Perress, online by bCast or on air through out the next 2 weeks. You can also access the op-ed mentioned in this piece on The Guardian, titled ‘We can't let the coronavirus lead to a 9/11-style erosion of civil liberties’. Miller McDonald’s other work is accessible on www.samueljmm.com.