[Article commentary by James Quilligan, EDA managing director:]


There’s no doubt that world civilization has entered a new phase. Given America’s overarching influence on the world during the postwar era and the threat to democracy that our nation is now experiencing, some people say that June 1, 2020, was the official beginning of a new era of dystopian autocracy.

Vinay Gupta is one of the folks who has identified this moment as a major turning point in history. Although his new article in Medium is not systemic — meaning that it does not offer specific, structural or measurable solutions to our problems — it is nonetheless an eye-opening analysis of what has gone wrong and how we ended up in this global crisis.

A simple plan for repairing our society: we need new human rights, and this is how we get them.
Vinay Gupta June 3, 2020