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Tobias Stone

Essayist and Journalist

Tobias Stone

Tobias Stone writes about politics and current affairs, with an eye back on history. He covers America, Europe, UK, cyber security, fake news, and how things tie together on a global scale.

He wrote 'History tells us what may happen with Brexit and Trump' in 2016 which was viewed over 20 million times globally.

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History tells us what may happen next with Brexit & Trump

It seems we’re entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on themselves at fairly regular intervals. I am sketching out here opinions based on information, they may prove right, or may prove wrong, and they’re intended just to challenge and be part of a wider dialogue.
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Life after Covid-19

It is clear the response to Covid-19 will last for months. What we are getting used to now is the new normal, not a short term blip in the old way of doing things. To some extent, nature just hit the pause button on modern life. People are walking in parks, cooking at home, staying local, and slowing down.
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Johnson made Britain stupid

After five years of telling the British people to ignore experts, Johnson just fell foul of his own propaganda. Michael Gove famously said, during the Brexit debate, that the British public were getting tired of experts. Johnson and many of his colleagues regularly rubbished professors, economists, scientists, and sector experts to pursue both Brexit and political office.
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How to read the Covid-19 numbers

The number of people tested and the circumstances in which they are tested varies enourmously.
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75 years ago my grandfather arrived at Belsen Concentration camp

75 years ago my grandfather entered Belsen Concentration camp. The son of Jewish refugees who had fled to England before he was born, he arrived at Belsen as Captain Joe Stone, a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
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Life wasn't meant to get worse

When I was young I thought I would grow up in an ever improving world. Now, I fear for my son.
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We Should Talk About Concentration Camps on the U.S. Border

My grandfather was a doctor in the British army. In April 1945, he was in the group that liberated Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. He wrote an essay about what he found. It was a very practical description, a doctor’s view of what they encountered: “Typhoid was raging; there were 13,000 dead bodies lying around.”
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How Boris Johnson is gaslighting the UK (and why he’ll win the next election)

If ever you needed irrefutable proof that the current cabinet are a bunch of mendacious cowards it came last week when they all lined up to support Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament.
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Has Britain Joined the Trump Bandwagon?

Like Trump, new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a populist and showman with a penchant for lies. he last thing any self-respecting politician needs or wants is a ringing endorsement from Donald Trump. The United States president particularly likes to offer his advice to British politicians, and to the British electorate.
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Britain’s Populist Death Spiral

The U.K. risks getting trapped in a self-perpetuating cycle that drives voters and politicians further and further to the right. ritish news has been gripped by the rather bizarre process of the governing Conservative party choosing a new leader. It was always likely to be Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London, but to avoid the appearance of a coronation, the party gradually reduced a crowded field of candidates down to two people: Johnson and Jeremy Hunt, a former health minister.
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Theresa May’s Legacy

Theresa May was the last person to leave the party. Kept saying she was off, edging towards the door, then having just one more glass of wine. We wanted to tidy up, go to bed, but couldn’t get rid of her. Finally, she’s called her cab and is off. Despite everything, it’s hard not to admire her, in the way you admire a boxer lasting through two more rounds despite having his eye hanging out of the socket and all his teeth on the floor.
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The Trump Kleptocracy

The convictions of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen this August shined a light on the type of people Trump chooses to work with. He said he’d employ the “best people”; instead, he employed crooks. Behind all the outrage, the Manafort and Cohen convictions show that Trump’s government is building an American kleptocracy.
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About

Tobias Stone

Tobias Stone is an historian and writer who lives in the UK.

He looks at big patterns, in the present, back historically, and into the future. His writing explores specific events in detail, and connects them into larger historical patterns.

He writes for Medium, New Statesman, New European, and has been published previously in a variety of online and printed publications.

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  • Making Sense