Culture Wars/Current Controversies

How The Left Lost Its Mind Over COVID & Became Authoritarians

For centuries the left in the United States has stood against authoritarianism and government repression, and for civil liberties and the cause of the working class. Yet with the advent of COVID and the resulting pandemic, many on the left have abandoned all of those values, acquiescing to the demands of the pharmaceutical industry and co-opted government agencies to support lockdowns, vaccine mandates and vaccine passports. Jimmy and John Jay College economics professor Christian Parenti discuss the various ways the coronavirus pandemic and the Trump presidency worked to upend the American left

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