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July 4th 2022
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The defiant one

Alexei Navalny’s jailers are tightening the screws

Russia’s repression of independent voices grows harsher

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Read more: How the war in Ukraine appears to Russians

Venture capitalism in Europe

How sturdy are Europe’s tech unicorns?

The downturn is unlikely to lay waste to tech on the old continent again

Beyond the Standard Model

Ten years on from the Higgs boson, what is next for physics?

New particles beckon as the Large Hadron Collider returns to life

Echoes of war

A resurgence of regional rivalries imperils eastern Congo

Meddling neighbours add to the mayhem

Economic history

What to read to understand the history of Western capitalism

Our senior economics writer picks three books and two papers

Britain’s growth crisis

British child care is expensive

Making it more affordable would help some mothers into paid work

Bills, bills, bills

As interest rates climb and the economy cools, can companies pay their debts?

The risks might lie in shadowy private markets

Schumpeter

Mars Inc gets the purpose v profit balance right

Showy corporations should learn from the low-key, family-owned mammal-feeder

The Economist explains

Who controls the Arctic?

Russia is flexing its muscles as climate change opens up new possibilities in the north

Life in watercolour

The renaissance of Eric Ravilious

The English artist languished in semi-obscurity for many years. But his landscapes, woodcuts and war art are being rediscovered

The Intelligence

“Forward units are already within sniper range of Kherson’s suburbs”—Ukraine’s coming counter-offensive

Also on the daily podcast: Mexico’s growing list of the disappeared and the finding that friends smell alike

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