A weekly series reimagining a better society post COVID-19. Over the last six months we have looked broadly at the social contract, narrowly at the changes we’d like to make within ourselves, and consistently at the changes we’d like to see in society. Is history necessarily the history of progress? How do we think about social change in relationship to the world the came before? Which is more important, progress or unity? What are the standards by which we judge progress, either in fact or in aspiration?