Dr. Victor Davis Hanson, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a California farmer, has written an incisive essay titled: “Our Virus is a Violent Teacher.” It is a fantastic analysis of American life – and what has become valued – before and after the pandemic hit the United States.

For instance: “Panic ensued … More were needed in overalls, fewer in yoga pants. A Chevy van was preferable to a year’s pass on the Metro. A first-class ticket to Milan was nothing but a trip to nowhere. Roomy yards were again correct, nice elevators not so much … The quaint country cabin three hours from Manhattan was a now a brilliant last redoubt. But living in Utah was even cooler than in Brooklyn Heights … Toilet paper became bitcoins, hand sanitizer more valuable than Chanel.”

Read it all, and pass it along.

Note: “War is a violent teacher,” stated Thucydides, the Athenian general. Hence the title of VDH’s piece.