The Covid Occupation

In the summer edition of City Journal, the skeptical doctor recounts his life in Paris this spring during the Wuhan virus lockdown.

Incidentally, our readers are encouraged to read the interesting and thought-provoking American Mind essay The COVID Coup by Prof. Angelo Codevilla.

What most astonished me was the swiftness and completeness of the transformation of life, and the passivity with which it was accepted. Was this an instance of laudable social discipline, or a confirmation of Tocqueville’s characterization of the future citizens of democracy as a herd of sheep, which, accustomed to regulation in the smallest detail by a supposedly benevolent authority, has become incapable of independent thought and action?

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