“Our commitment to being in this together will rest on our capacity to turn the current crisis into an opportunity for civic reconstruction — to foster a climate of cohesion that serves as the foundation for a healthy democracy…Our charge is to channel that compassion towards a new project of civic renewal. This requires us to locate our humanity not only during a pandemic. It means that we must think beyond our narrow interests and establish democratic norms yielding greater inclusion and broader understanding. We will need solutions to the economic devastation and national trauma associated with the virus as well as the deeper social maladies made visible by it. That project will require us to be truly in this together.”
Are we all in this together?
Friday, June 5, 2020