The end of international liberalism

Liberalism is fundamentally recognized for being the pillar of the foundation of the UN, OAS and the European Union, however the Covid-19 pandemic has shown that these organizations represent nothing but irrelevance in times of global crisis. Analysts like Kurt M. Campbell and Rush Doshi have stated that none of these associations has been able to coordinate efforts to find a solution or to bring aid to the nations that are having the hardest time facing the crisis.

China’s vigilant and authoritarian model puts globalism at risk, since it is without a doubt the most efficient way to attack the pandemic. Once China recovered from the effects of the Covid-19, it donated 20 million dollars to the WHO, and it also began to share its medical model and its teams to treat the crisis in other countries of the world, such as Afghanistan, Argentina, Bolivia, Spain, United States, France, Greece, Iran, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Serbia, Venezuela, etc.

Yuval Noah Harari and Byung-Chul Han have warned that the Asian model of surveillance and control can be replicated in the West due to the difficulty of these societies in managing the pandemic. Donald Trump, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Jair Bolsonaro and Viktor Orban are populist leaders who have shown little preparation to deal with complex situations.

Hospital staff celebrate the healing of their last patient on March 10, 2020 in a temporary hospital, created to treat patients with Covid-19, in Wuhan, Hubei, China

According to John Gray, the State is obliged to comply with the social contract that guarantees life and security for each and every citizen, in addition to promoting a market that provides goods and services in a responsible way. The State rescued the market in the crisis of 1929 and 2008, therefore it is believed that the civil society will do the same in 2020. The State is recognized for the reduction of the individual’s dependence on the market, if this does not happen after the Covid-19 pandemic is over, then most countries will have to face harmful financial policies, resulting in more fascism, inequality, poverty and racism.

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