Sunday, April 5, 2020

The Revolution of The Virus

The event which, above all others, shaped the history of the twentieth century transpired in the century’s second decade: Russia’s Bolshevik Revolution. In the twenty-first century too, the second decade is ending on an eventful note—a pandemic has brought the world economy to a standstill for a period of, what may eventually turn out to be, several months, and it’s bound to have massive political consequences, especially in the advanced democracies. Perhaps, the global political response to the pandemic will turn out to be the outstanding characteristic of this century—one that will merit a lot of explanation and analysis, and will be labeled by the historians as: the Coronavirus Revolution.

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