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SPECIAL: COVID-19 and the Coming Great American Disillusionment

J Robert Smith

  • May 9, 2020
  • 4 min read

Updated: May 12, 2020

“I knew nothing but shadows and I thought them to be real.”Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

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All knowledge hurts.”Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

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Back in late February, we were told that the Black Death was soon upon us. But in less than two months, nothing of the sort has happened. Americans haven’t had to swab disinfectant over doorways in some public health Passover ritual. The “Great Deadly Contagion 2020” is a bust, of sorts. Yes, there’s a COVID-19 pandemic, but it’s contours more resemble a nasty flu season.

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