Gringo View: Our Existential Dilemma

As the world drifts away from the democratic ideals of freedom and justice towards authoritarian and even fascist constructs, are we prepared to accept and suffer this drift or oppose it with the courage to push back?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -  (Opinion) At the beginning of the third act of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, struggling in the knowledge of the rot and corruption that pervades his kingdom, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark famously asks the most existential of all questions: “To be or not to be?”

That is the question which, in one form or another, we must all confront as we look out at a world changed by the pandemic in many ways beyond our imaginings, and for which we seek a frame of reference to make sense of it all and forge a path forward, asking, like . . .

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