Politics

Did the pandemic end globalization?

Wealthy countries are on the verge of a euphoric release, as COVID-19 vaccine distributions ramp up. But the rest of the world is staring at a potentially years-long effort to inoculate citizens. As such, it is not at all clear that we will ever return to the international community as it existed in February 2020. It’s always risky to predict the shape of the future from the vantage point of the present, but the pandemic may eventually be seen as the event that brought the second era of globalization, which began after World War II, to a decisive close.

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theweek.com

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