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‘Quarantine envy’ could finally wake people up to the deep inequalities that pervade American life
Jessica Rosenfeld (English) surveys the multiple meanings of the emotion of envy across time and their political ramifications to today. Despite its reputation as a destructive and malicious force, she writes, “envy can be productive when it is not directed at one person in particular but is instead directed at the way society is structured.”