This week we look at the war on Ebola. The disease is spreading fast. Our cover leader argues that conquering it will require a much larger effort in west Africa than the outside world has so far pledged.
This week’s cover: In 1996 when we published a cover leader arguing in favour of same-sex marriage, it caused more angry letters than a cover arguing against the monarchy. Now look around the world. Most Americans live in states where gays can marry. Tolerance has spread rapidly in Europe, Latin America and China. But there is also a backlash: Russia, much of the Arab world and a string of countries in Africa have either kept or tightened anti-gay laws. This week’s cover looks at the gay divide.
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