Editor’s Letter — March 2020: “We’re at the Crossroads”

Less than 12 months and a few black swan events are all it takes to turn the whole world upside down. The fervor and pace of something totally out of our control are bafflingly scary. I’m a glutton for punishment. Every morning, I fire up the ol’ Reddit to see what new things will shock and amaze me. In unprecedented times, finding a suitable reaction is impossible. UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres said this: “We are in an unprecedented situation and the normal rules no longer apply. We cannot resort to the usual tools in such unusual times.”