The influential editor of the quasi-official Vatican Jesuit Journal La Civiltà Cattolica is back to compare the widespread fear of the coronavirus to the widespread fears that leads—to nationalism. In this new article, Fr. Antonio Spadaro cobbles together a mishmash of strained analogies to argue that, just as we draw back from potential contact with those who carry a virus, widespread European insecurities are leading to that most dangerous of all diseases—a renewed focus on national identity.
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