Covid-19 and the Future of Western Civilisation

Keywords: Covid-19, coronavirus, Western Civilisation, sociality, disease


Civilisation is in many ways the apotheosis of the human social impulse, good and bad, and, whatever happens, the Age of Coronavirus is going to shape the western version of this shared culture profoundly. This article reviews the way in which human sociality has shaped human disease and vice-versa and offers three idealised possible futures for Western Civilisation that Covid-19 might produce.


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