“The Plague” by Albert Camus

There is no more important book to understand our times than Albert Camus’s The Plague, a novel about a virus that spreads uncontrollably from animals to humans and ends up destroying half the population of a representative modern town. Camus speaks to us now not because he was a magical seer, but because he correctlyContinue reading ““The Plague” by Albert Camus”

Did The Jetsons Know it All Along; The Pandemic is a Bone Chilling Dystopia?

I grew up during a time when Hanna-Barbera classic cartoons were still aired on TV. I can’t recall what networks they played on but I remember watching The Flintstones, Scooby-Doo, Where are You! (and all of its spin-offs), Wacky Races, The Yogi Bear Show, The Smurfs, Shirt Tales, Pound Puppies, and countless others. But there’sContinue reading “Did The Jetsons Know it All Along; The Pandemic is a Bone Chilling Dystopia?”

The Real Reading List to Pandemics

The following list of books are our literary picks, addressing questions of race, love, death and dominant governments, and the effect on national borders after a plague hits. Authors include Mary Shelley, Albert Camus, Daniel Defoe, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Yuri Hererra, Michael Crichton, and more.

Italian Mayor Uses Drones to Scream Profanities at Residents Ignoring Lockdown

A mayor in Italy has taken another novel, drone-based approach to encouraging Messina residents to stay indoors during the coronavirus crisis, which has affected Italy worse than any other country.