… Three previous plagues could yield some clues about the way COVID-19 might bend the arc of history. As I teach in my course “Plagues, Pandemics and Politics,” pandemics tend to shape human affairs in three ways.
First, they can profoundly alter a society’s fundamental worldview.
Second, they can upend core economic structures.
And, finally, they can sway power struggles among nations.
Sickness spurs the rise of the Christian West
The Antonine plague…