COVID-19 Has Given Us Progressivism Unleashed

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention testifies during a U.S. Senate hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., March 18, 2021. (Susan Walsh/Reuters)
Thankfully, if history is any guide, the backlash will last a lot longer than the pandemic.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE E arlier this week, the investor Paul Graham took to Twitter to criticize the many millions of Americans who have grown skeptical of the scientific establishment during the COVID-19 pandemic. “If you think you don’t trust scientists,” Graham wrote on Twitter, “you’re mistaken.” In reality, he wrote, “You trust scientists in a million different ways every time you step on a plane, or for that matter turn on your tap or open a can of beans.”

On its own terms, this is of course correct. It’s also entirely non-responsive to the question at hand, which is why so many otherwise-reasonable people have

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