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Covid 19: The Ultimate Foreign Affair

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27.03.2020

A media that justifies its failure to cover the world by claiming that Americans are ‘not interested’ in foreign affairs, now mocks Trump supporters for repeating his claim that Covid 19 is a ‘Chinese’ virus, a ‘foreign’ problem they need not worry about. It also criticizes China for having an authoritarian regime, WITHOUT admitting its superiority when it comes to meeting a nation-wide challenge — or acknowledging that Xi’s government has sent dozens of doctors abroad to share their experience. (Some readers may remember that the practice of sending doctors and teachers to underdeveloped countries has been one of the Cuban Revolution’s hallmarks. Those who would dismiss this as simply good PR ignore that solidarity toward ‘the Other’ is a basic socialist principle, as spelled out in Cuba’s decision to allow a British cruise ship carrying Corona victims to dock, after it was turned away everywhere, including, upon Trump’s orders, in the US, with........

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