What Price Victory -- in the Coronavirus War?

What Price Victory — in the Coronavirus War?

What does this deliberate decision to shut down the country and carpet-bomb our own economy, upon which we all depend, tell us about what we Americans value? The same day the number of U.S. dead from the coronavirus disease hit the 15,000 mark, we also crossed the 15 million mark …

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Trump's Presidency Hangs on One Decision

Trump’s Presidency Hangs on One Decision

The crucial decision Trump will make is to choose the exact moment to reopen the country and the economy, without igniting a new spike in the pandemic that induces despair and causes a panic. Easter may not bring America the victory in the war against the coronavirus pandemic that President …

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Kissinger's Call for a New World Order

Kissinger’s Call for a New World Order

The ingredients Kissinger considers essential for establishing that new world order appear, like ventilators, to be in short supply. Among the works that first brought Henry Kissinger to academic acclaim was “A World Restored,” his 1950s book about how the greatest diplomats of Europe met at the Congress of Vienna …

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When It's Over, Will We Be the Same America?

When It’s Over, Will We Be the Same America?

If March shocked this nation as severely as 9/11, what is coming may be even more sobering. “Depend upon it, sir, when a man knows he is to be hanged in a fortnight, it concentrates his mind wonderfully,” said Samuel Johnson. And as it is with men, so it is …

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Must We Kill the Economy to Kill the Virus?

Must We Kill the Economy to Kill the Virus?

How long can the shutdown be sustained if the necessities of life for the unemployed and unpaid begin to run out? Is it necessary to create an economic and social crisis to solve the medical crisis? “We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself,” tweeted the president …

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