Opinion | The covid crisis could alter the appeal of public ideals4 min read 10 Jun 2020, 10:19 PM IST
It could even yield a world of greater parity in the soft power of Pacific and Atlantic countries
Major epidemics have in the past fundamentally changed the course of history. The “Justinian plague" marked the end of the high noon of the Byzantine Empire. The extraordinarily high mortality of the Black Death altered the relative prices of factors of production, driving the technological and Industrial revolution in Western Europe.
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