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Thu Apr 23, 2020, 12:52 PM

Marcy Wheeler's follow-up to George Packers: "We are living in a failed state"

https://www.emptywheel.net/2020/04/23/long-overdue-policies-that-look-obvious-in-the-age-of-pandemic/

Iím not usually a fan of George Packer. But I keep coming back to this column, We Are Living in a Failed State. The coronavirus didnít break America. It revealed what was already broken, which is something I might have written. It argued that this pandemic, to which the US responded like a corrupt poor country, was actually the third crisis of this century, and our responses to the previous two ó 9/11 and the Iraq War, and the Wall Street crisis ó simply brought this country to the place where Trump could loot it.


A good read and, as usual, a lot of intelligent conversations below.

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