The COVID-19 pandemic and the incredible toll in isolation, sickness, and death it has wrought, has stirred in me some pretty intense emotions. These emotions have brought to mind the question that the late political writer, Alexander Cockburn, posed to interns who came to work with him: Is your hate pure?

In his way of thinking the hate that needed to be pure was for the powerful groups and individuals who manipulate the world in ways that advantage themselves and generally screw over the rest of us. Those who, for example, do things like blow a two-month head start to…

J. Blake Turner

J. Blake Turner, Ph.D. is a sociologist and social epidemiologist whose work focuses on the health effects of stress and adversity.

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