Anatol Lieven
The pandemic may in some ways help create a psychological and cultural basis for extremism by extinguishing the naïve liberal optimism about continual human improvement that has characterized the West for generations, and in a different form is also held by the Chinese Communist state. That is fine if our societies become more serious.
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J.Scott Carpenter
The fact that everyone now is Zooming, Skyping and Meeting virtually, a phenomenon that was trending upwards, has now grown exponentially. This, too, is a trend of social interaction that will deepen within all societies, easing loneliness, especially among the elderly and those who live alone in large cities around the world.
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Vlad Ivanenko
Today, as the world is feverishly looking for means to cope with the economic and social havoc caused by the coronavirus crisis, potentially more important, but barely noticed, processes have started around the globe. The germs for these processes were seeded when the powers fought valiantly the Great Recession 2008; that is, the germination took almost twelve years.
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