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What Price Victory, In The Coronavirus War?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The decisions American leaders are taking today, hurling scores of thousands of small businesses and millions of citizens toward bankruptcy, could start a rockslide of loan defaults that will start tumbling the banks as well. The decisions we take in this coronavirus crisis are defining us as a nation and a people. They are telling the world what we Americans will sacrifice and what and whom we will seek to save at all costs. They will tell us who and what is expendable and who and what is not. They will establish a hierarchy of values that may not correlate exactly with what we Americans publicly profess. Our decisions may tell us who we truly are.