Illustration: Craig Stephens
Peter T. C. Chang
Opinion

Opinion

Peter T. C. Chang

America cooperated with the Soviets to fight smallpox. Why is it so hard for the US to work with China against Covid-19?

  • Since the 1960s, when the US overcame Cold War differences with the Soviet Union to defeat smallpox, America has taken an illiberal, ethno-nationalistic turn
  • These dark undercurrents, stirred up by Trump, have made it harder for the US to set aside its differences and cooperate with China
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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