29 iulie 2020

Sacrifice and Security: A Pandemic’s Lessons on Building ‘Consent’ as an Element of Strategy

warontherocks.com

Americans too often resort to the metaphorical use of the term “war” when confronting societal problems, the “war on poverty” and the “war on drugs” being among the more famous examples. It should not surprise, then, that policymakers and pundits alike have turned to war as an analogy for the nation’s response to the novel coronavirus — or COVID-19 — pandemic. Critics , however, have been rightfully skeptical about the utility of comparing what we are going through to war. As Cynthia Enloe [...]