Can Coronavirus Teach Americans to Sacrifice Again?

Franklin Roosevelt addresses the nation during World War II (public domain)

In the age of COVID-19, public health officials are asking us to do something that Americans really aren’t used to doing — sacrifice for the collective good. This used to be a pretty frequent request from our government.

In the First World War, people were pressured to buy war bonds and plant Victory Gardens. In the Great Depression, top marginal tax rates went from 25% to

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George Dillard

George Dillard

Exploring the past to illuminate politics, the environment, and more. Also: worldhistoryfacts.com. Buy me a beverage: https://ko-fi.com/georgedillard