The Price of Technocracy

Dr. Anthony Fauci answers questions during a Senate hearing on the federal response to Covid-19 and new emerging variants on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., January 11, 2022. (Shawn Thew/Pool via Reuters)
When politicians outsource public-health decision-making to bureaucrats like Anthony Fauci, undirected anger is an inevitable result.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE F or those watching the melodrama of Senate hearings these days, the big update is that Dr. Anthony Fauci is now playing the role of victim. And, in a way, I did (slightly) sympathize with him, but not because of anything Senator Rand Paul said or did.

At a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Fauci, the head of NIAID, accused Senator Paul of endangering his life. “You keep coming back to personal attacks on me that have absolutely no relevance to reality,” Fauci said. He charged Paul with “distorting everything about” him and noted, “I have threats upon my life, harassment of my

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