The World Ahead 2022: Launch event
By Guardian Exclusive
05 April 2022 | 11:42 am
The World Ahead: 2022 is a book built on more than three decades of publishing success that considered the unpredictable “new normal” that is emerging as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and what it means for politics, economics, business, science, and culture.
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