Pandemic

National Discord or Solidarity? Lessons from Past Pandemics

Pandemics have historically been catalysts for political, economic, and social change. From Thucydides, Prokopios, and Ibn Khaldun, historians of the past who lived through the great pandemics of their day charted the ghastly toll of these invisible killers.

Not War, but a Hurricane: A Better Analogy for COVID-19 and Pandemics
Not War, but a Hurricane: A Better Analogy for COVID-19 and Pandemics

Because the war analogy breaks down and causes problems, comparing the COVID-19 pandemic to natural disasters like hurricanes makes more sense and helps society think through current dilemmas.

The Great Theological Debate of our Age: Science-ishm and Healthiness during the Pandemic
The Great Theological Debate of our Age: Science-ishm and Healthiness during the Pandemic

Worship of a new deity, “Healthiness,” has only a passing resemblance to actual health. This new god is part of a small pantheon that centers around the chief deity, a “Science” that supposedly holds the key to understanding everything in the universe, from morality to medicine.

COVID-19 and the Need for Balancing Power: A Perspective from Brazil - Donald Trump Jair Bolsonaro China
COVID-19 and the Need for Balancing Power: A Perspective from Brazil

The COVID-19 pandemic illustrates interesting dynamics of the current international order, including how countries like Brazil are stuck with an aggressive China and an absent America.