There has been much talk the last few days about the interview that Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Ann Linde did with German broadcaster Deutsche Welle about the Swedish covid-19 strategy. The combination of arrogance and ignorance she displayed made the interview painful to watch.
Last Thursday American economist James Miller and I recorded an episode of his podcast Future Strategist on the same topic. The episode can now be heard on Soundcloud or Poddtoppen or whatever is your favorite pod platform. I tried to give a fair and level-headed account of the Swedish approach to covid-19 and how it differs from those of other countries, but I'll leave it to the listener to judge whether I've mitigated the damage to Sweden's international reputation done by Linde, or if I exasperated the situation even further. Either way, the sound quality was unfortunately not great.