The summer of 2019 will be remembered as the hottest in recorded history, but it will also be remembered as a summer of madness, with protests everywhere and violence seemingly on the boil. Who would have expected South Korea to be quarrelling with Japan? Or India taking away the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir to impose direct rule by Delhi? Or the Argentinian peso dropping 30 per cent in one day? Why did the US put every one of their major trading partners, including Singapore, Malaysia and…
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