Crises enliven ‘totalitarian temptations’

Coronavirus pandemic will embolden government ‘power grabs’


With the onset of the coronavirus, the world has become engulfed in the largest crisis it has faced since World War II. And, with each crisis – large or small – there is always an overwhelming public outcry for the government to do something. It makes no difference whether government policies and actions caused the crisis in the first place or whether governments failed to mitigate the damages generated by the crisis; the response is always the same: we need to expand the scope and scale of

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