Conventionally, history is best recorded at a distance. Perspective is important. Vaxxers, The Inside Story of the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine and the Race Against the Virus, is close-up, personal and immediate. It is reportage from the Covid front of the highest order. And an essential tool for future scholars with the leisure to take a longer view.
Calls to cancel Chaucer ignore his defense of women and the innocent – and assume all his characters’ opinions are his
Feminist scholars, among others, are shooting down one of their earliest and wisest allies.