Disease Control
On Coronavirus, Beware the Totalitarian Temptation

The coronavirus pandemic has revived an old nostrum: Totalitarians perform better in devastating times than democracies. Not so—the cure is worse than the catastrophe.

Published on: March 17, 2020
Josef Joffe serves on the editorial council of the German weekly Die Zeit. He is also a fellow of Stanford’s Hoover Institution and a member of the executive committee of The American Interest.
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