Features
03.13.2020
1 minutes

Coronavirus dominates the news—and rightfully so. But perhaps even more urgent than the headlines are the moment-by-moment conversations playing out in groups of friends, parents, and children across the world and the internet as the virus spreads.

Coverage can hardly keep pace with events. But one thing that is certain is that COVID-19 is serving to lay the condition of our public and private institutions, and/or those who lead them, pitilessly bare.

Beyond the controversy over assignations of blame, however, the time has come for Americans to think carefully and fundamentally about what sort of structural changes must be made to set our country on a footing that squares, in a forward-facing manner, with both the new world we live in today and our foundational understandings of human life.

This conversation must range widely and deeply. And to a degree, such a discussion is already taking place—largely off the “world stage” of conventional discourse, outside the policing eye of established media and administrative functionaries. It is with this in mind that we have gathered respondents from a range of backgrounds—some who are well known, and others who operate anonymously from an outsider perspective—to access and encourage the full scope of discussion on a topic that affects us all. We hope thereby to present a collection of fresh institutional appraisals in the time of the coronavirus. It will continue to expand in the days, perhaps weeks, to come as more contributors add further thoughts.

We hope to do everything in our capacity to spur and support the American people and their government in response to this sweeping challenge—and the unsettled, transforming world of which it is now such prominent part.
 
—Eds.

of The American Mind.

17 responses to this piece

features
03.26.2020
7 minutes

Sex in the Age of Coronavirus

Spencer Klavan

Disaster makes the old truths plain.

features
03.26.2020
7 minutes

Growth Without Virtue

Christopher Rufo

The coronavirus reveals an economy that has lost its moral foundations.

features
03.26.2020
4 minutes

Mobilize the Millennials! Zoomers Rise Up!

David Gresham

A new civil corps can beat the virus and prevent generational civil war.

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03.25.2020
8 minutes

The Pandemic is an Alien Invasion

Michael Lind

Fight to win: create a time-limited Health Finance Corporation.

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03.25.2020
10 minutes

The Chinese Communist Party v America

Brian T. Kennedy

In wars, men die.

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03.18.2020
5 minutes

Novel Coronavirus, Ancient Economics

C.R. Wiley

For the first time in centuries, we’re bringing it all back home.

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03.18.2020
7 minutes

But Here We Are

Matt Parlmer

Facing up to the failed state of America's mandarin class

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03.18.2020
11 minutes

No, It’s not “Better Safe than Sorry”

Logan Zeppieri

Don’t let the Left use your panic for their gain.

features
03.17.2020
15 minutes

Our Calamitous Century

Forfare Davis

We blew it. Normies are paying a heavy price.

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03.17.2020
8 minutes

Trump Has What He Needs To Defeat Coronavirus

Robin Burk

It’s complicated, but we’ve been preparing for this.

features
03.15.2020
4 minutes

How COVID Radicalized Me

Mark Lutter

I’m now sure our institutions must be dismantled and rebuilt.

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03.16.2020
4 minutes

World War “V”

Andrew McLuhan

It’s global virality vs. digital humanity. And there’s no going back.

features
03.14.2020
9 minutes

This Pandemic Demands Muscular Pragmatism

Wolf Tivy

A Crisis of Will, Not Institutions.

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03.15.2020
5 minutes

The Death of Midwit Expertise

Lomez

Elites ignorant of their own idiocy can’t prevent our demise—or their own.

features
03.13.2020
4 minutes

Annoyance or Armageddon?

Samo Burja

Coronavirus shows institutional failure makes all the difference.

features
03.12.2020
8 minutes

When China Sneezes…

The Huntsman

How U.S. Supply Chains Caught A Cold.

features
03.13.2020
9 minutes

Make America Autarkic Again

William Upton

Domestic supply chains, not global ones, will save us.