Liz Theoharis, The Lessons of Suffering in a Covid-19 World

In Covid-19 terms, Donald Trump was a mass murderer. That should be the epitaph for his presidency. And of course, when it came to American suffering, particularly that of the poorest and most desperate among us in the worst and most difficult of times, he visibly couldn’t have given less of a damn either. Unlike him, TomDispatch regular Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign and author of Always With Us?: What Jesus Really Said About the Poor, does care. So, today, she focuses on what a world might be like in which such Americans actually had something Donald Trump couldn’t even conceive of (and in this he’s not alone in Washington): genuine human rights...

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