Events, Dear Boys

President Donald Trump speaks on the coronavirus outbreak during a news conference at the White House, February 29, 2020. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)
Maybe we dodge a bullet on coronavirus. Maybe we don’t. But we are not likely to dodge every bullet.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I f it isn’t coronavirus, it is going to be something else. Are we going to be ready for it?

When Governor George W. Bush of Texas decided to run for president, he had some big ideas about education and entitlement reform, about encouraging Americans to invest and build an “ownership society” in which not just the affluent investing classes would have a substantial personal stake in the economy.

While he was planning to build his “ownership society,” Osama bin Laden was planning 9/11.

And so George W. Bush, the would-be “education president” who had made noninterventionist noises about those entangling foreign alliances and


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