The New American Exceptionalism

Effective states can enforce discipline on elites. The United States is not one of them.

Illustration by Mark Pernice

The first American coronavirus case was diagnosed on January 20, 2020, with the first death arriving on February 6. As of October 2020, the United States is still unable to implement mass testing for COVID-19. Nor has it established a system of contact tracing. These are the essential measures that have allowed countries in East […]

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