Yaron and Amy: Combating and Escaping Coronavirus Era Authoritarianism, TODAY 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT)

How do we escape the effects of the sorts of authoritarian power grabs Yaron and I discussed last time? We have some fresh examples, but also some promising developments. What values will you take with you from this era? We’ll share some of ours.

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