In the Winter 2022 edition of City Journal, Dr. Dalrymple reflects on the last two years of our Covid-19 pandemic era with his usual captivating insights and delectable observations.
Then came Covid. I was not sure what to think of the pandemic when it struck, and am still not quite sure. Like many, I suspect, I find myself veering, or careening, from one opinion to another. Sometimes, I think that it is not so much the illness but the response to it that is the more damaging. At other times, I think that governments had little choice but to act as they did. On this subject, I lack fixed convictions.