Part 3 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series.
Indispensable. Here was the so-called “indispensable nation,” the self-appointed saviour of the world, with generations of its leaders and thinkers thinking, speaking, and writing as if God had appointed “America” to lead the world. A world without America, we were told by Americans, would be so much worse than a world where we finally got to make decisions affecting our own lives. One of the crucial dimensions of the pandemic is the degree to which it has produced a momentous global turning point in geopolitical terms....
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