Thoughts on the coronavirus: Week 2

30 March 2020

“Measures implemented by authorities to prevent spread of a coronavirus are mostly of restrictive character. Their necessity is beyond doubt. At the same time we cannot deny that while touching vital interests of citizens, they cannot but result in complaints and unstated demands, which in the end can be addressed to the government. We cannot count on “high communist consciousness”. This is what Henry Kissinger says in his book “World order” (AST Publishing, Moscow, 2016. pages 62-63) when analyzing the Great French Revolution and the Great October Socialist Revolution: “Revolutions cause more shocks when they come unexpectedly…”

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