- Pandemics reveal moral asymmetries: who we leave to die, who we say must resign themselves, are those we have always left to die. The judgement that was always immanent — these people are less than — becomes manifest.
- And nevertheless, the philosopher in us ought cry out: why was I not prepared to die already?
- The culture of commodification and easy entertainment that spans the globe is anti-noble: it not only does not accept the reality of death, it forces it on others.
- Civil society represses the question, what if orders — in the full, rich meaning…