In all of literature, Robinson Crusoe is certainly among the most isolated of characters. Dude was stranded on an island for 28 years. For most of that time he is entirely alone except for his pets and God, who is a notoriously bad conversationalist. But was Crusoe *lonely*? MacKenzie speaks to scholars about Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, and how his loneliness speaks loudly in times of pandemics and major social movements.