THE WISDOM FUND: News & Views
March 3, 2020
Wall Street Journal

The Coronavirus Pandemic Will Forever Alter the World Order

by Henry A. Kissinger

The surreal atmosphere of the Covid-19 pandemic calls to mind how I felt as a young man in the 84th Infantry Division during the Battle of the Bulge. Now, as in late 1944, there is a sense of inchoate danger, aimed not at any particular person, but striking randomly and with devastation. . . .

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