Mutually Assured Salvation

Saul Austerlitz
5 min readMay 27, 2021

Why we still need to help, even as the pandemic wanes

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American life under the shadow of COVID has incontrovertibly proven two facts. First, conservative governance is hellbent on demonstrating its own uselessness. In the midst of a pandemic that resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths, the Trump administration was insistent on pretending it could do nothing. Republican ideology is a flat circle. Campaign on the…

Saul Austerlitz

Author of Generation Friends: An Inside Look at the Show That Defined a Television Era +4 more. Work published in the NY Times and many others. Teacher at NYU.