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I B Freeman
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"The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
Kissinger opinion piece

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The surreal atmosphere of the Covid-19 pandemic calls to mind how I felt as a young man in the 84th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge. Now, as in late 1944, there is a sense of inchoate danger, aimed not at any particular person, but striking randomly and with devastation. But there is an important difference between that faraway time and ours. American endurance then was fortified by an ultimate national purpose. Now, in a divided country, efficient and farsighted government is necessary to overcome obstacles unprecedented in magnitude and global scope. Sustaining the public trust is crucial to social solidarity, to the relation of societies with each other, and to international peace and stability.


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Nations cohere and flourish on the belief that their institutions can foresee calamity, arrest its impact and restore stability. When the Covid-19 pandemic is over, many countries’ institutions will be perceived as having failed. Whether this judgment is objectively fair is irrelevant. The reality is the world will never be the same after the coronavirus. To argue now about the past only makes it harder to do what has to be done.


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The U.S. administration has done a solid job in avoiding immediate catastrophe. The ultimate test will be whether the virus’s spread can be arrested and then reversed in a manner and at a scale that maintains public confidence in Americans’ ability to govern themselves. The crisis effort, however vast and necessary, must not crowd out the urgent task of launching a parallel enterprise for the transition to the post-coronavirus order.


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Drawing lessons from the development of the Marshall Plan and the Manhattan Project, the U.S. is obliged to undertake a major effort in three domains. First, shore up global resilience to infectious disease. Triumphs of medical science like the polio vaccine and the eradication of smallpox, or the emerging statistical-technical marvel of medical diagnosis through artificial intelligence, have lulled us into a dangerous complacency. We need to develop new techniques and technologies for infection control and commensurate vaccines across large populations. Cities, states and regions must consistently prepare to protect their people from pandemics through stockpiling, cooperative planning and exploration at the frontiers of science.

Second, strive to heal the wounds to the world economy. Global leaders have learned important lessons from the 2008 financial crisis. The current economic crisis is more complex: The contraction unleashed by the coronavirus is, in its speed and global scale, unlike anything ever known in history. And necessary public-health measures such as social distancing and closing schools and businesses are contributing to the economic pain. Programs should also seek to ameliorate the effects of impending chaos on the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Third, safeguard the principles of the liberal world order. The founding legend of modern government is a walled city protected by powerful rulers, sometimes despotic, other times benevolent, yet always strong enough to protect the people from an external enemy. Enlightenment thinkers reframed this concept, arguing that the purpose of the legitimate state is to provide for the fundamental needs of the people: security, order, economic well-being, and justice. Individuals cannot secure these things on their own. The pandemic has prompted an anachronism, a revival of the walled city in an age when prosperity depends on global trade and movement of people.




Say what you want about Kissinger---nobody understands world affairs better.


Ingloriousbastard
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
Summarize your thoughts.


Brosef Stalin
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
We will see similar measures after this over as we saw after 9/11. If people hate the TSA now, just wait until after this panic is over.


Magician2
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
IB still on team China.

Will never acknowledge the damage done to America by all of our manufacturing and pharmaceuticals in China.


BamaScoop
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
You would be hard pressed today to find a young man that could write with such eloquence. He is obviously brilliant!


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Sentrius
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
Can you imagine the kind of shite Kissinger has seen in his lifetime?

Coronavirus has to be up there with one of the most surreal and unbelievable events he's ever seen.

1929 Stock market crash
Great Depression
Pearl Harbor
World War 2
Korean War
JFK
Vietnam
Watergate
Iran Contra
1987 Black Monday.
9/11
2008 Financial Crisis
Brexit
Trump Election
Coronavirus

With that said, Coronavirus is taking a sledgehammer to globalization and we will not be returning to the last 40 years of Globalism after this.
This post was edited on 4/3 at 7:12 pm


LuckyTiger
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
Translation:

We must grow the Deep State more than ever before and this new more powerful Deep State will rule the galaxy.


DallasTiger11
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
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Third, safeguard the principles of the liberal world order.

Sorry Kiss, this will be a casualty of corona.


wfallstiger
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
Or how about building a box for China to reside? Incentivize companies to relocate elsewhere around the globe which embrace the tenets of democracy and who refuse to align with the likes of brutal regimes such as Iran.

Seems pretty darn simple to me.


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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
Blah Blah Blah Globalist....


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I B Freeman
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
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The pandemic has prompted an anachronism, a revival of the walled city in an age when prosperity depends on global trade and movement of people.


wfallstiger
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
Correct

As for his eloquence, he ought to be, hell, he is 97 and been knee deep in global affairs for decades


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Ingloriousbastard
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
He obviously agrees with it, otherwise he wouldn’t post it. He knows most people won’t read, so he should summarize. It’s simple.
This post was edited on 4/3 at 7:08 pm


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Sentrius
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
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Sorry Kiss, this will be a casualty of corona.



He's smart enough to know what's really at danger in all of this. Hence his desire to "safeguard the principles of the liberal world order".

The "liberal world order" brought us decimation of American families through outsourcing, uncontrolled immigration that drives wages down for the middle class and poor, the rise of a geopolitical threat in China, endless war in foreign countries and the monstrous blob of a federal government in DC.


gthog61
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
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Can you imagine the kind of shite Kissinger has seen in his lifetime?



including Richard Nixon's schlong if they ever worked out in the White House gym together


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Saint Alfonzo
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
Kissinger calling for more globalist bullshite? Shocking.


La Place Mike
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
Damn! Hank is a wordy son of a bitch.


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Jrv2damac
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
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nobody understands world affairs better.


Easy to understand what you’re in on


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KingOrange
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
We all know Kissinger is the Anti-Christ


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LuckyTiger
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re: "The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order" Henry Kissinger, WSJ
He’s basically calling for more powerful and more far reaching government and more globalism and the further institutionalization of these movements.


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