The Blog April 17, 2020

Toynbee Trustee Jeremy Adelman on global morality and the American response to the coronavirus

TOPSHOT - People coming from Venezuela with protective face masks as a precautionary measure to avoid contracting the new coronavirus, COVID-19, show hold their documents on the border at Simon Bolivar International Bridge, in Cucuta, Colombia, on March 12, 2020. - Colombia declared on March 12, 2020 a "Health Emergency" due to the new coronavirus pandemic, a figure that allows it to take exceptional measures such as prohibiting the disembarkation of cruise ships and the holding of public events with more than 500 attendees. (Photo by Schneyder MENDOZA / AFP) (Photo by SCHNEYDER MENDOZA/AFP via Getty Images)

"Americans are confronting the yawning gap between their sense of immunity from world affairs and the reality of global interdependence."

Toynbee Prize Foundation Trustee, Prof. Jeremy Adelman, thinks through the moral crisis of the coronavirus pandemic globally and the American move from hubris to humility in its response to the virus in the articles below:
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/pandemic-global-moral-crisis-threatens-refugees-by-jeremy-adelman-2020-04
https://www.institutmontaigne.org/en/blog/hubris-humility-american-story

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