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The Virus Comes for Democracy

Apr 02, 2020 - The New York Times

Strongmen think they know the cure for Covid-19. Are they right?

Strongmen think they know the cure for Covid-19. Are they right?

China and some of its acolytes are pointing to Beijing’s success in coming to grips with the coronavirus pandemic as a strong case for authoritarian rule.

Despite a poor start, the argument goes, China had the wherewithal to establish a vast containment effort that largely brought the disease to heel within its borders. The World Health Organizatio...