Could the coronavirus-caused sudden disruption of the worldwide economy result in unforeseen exercise of harsh nationalism and extended government emergency powers? The people protesting with AR-15s are of course threatening the rest of us taking appropriate precautions. Meanwhile our guest today, historian Jonathan Rose, worries that if we only rely on medical experts and not experts in the fields of economics and history, we stand a chance of exacerbating the problems.What about related suicides, homicides, and domestic violence? What is emergency power? Can it be reined in? Does reaction to this abrupt crisis give rise to the threat of new nationalism? As has happened before, could it result in crackdowns on freedoms of the press. Will those at the top reap amazing new profits?

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