How to build national resilience. The Brits did it in WWII by having lots of sex. Lots.
One difference between us now and the Brits during the blitz. They cracked jokes the whole time and insisted on being lighthearted. Our socially approved is more somber.
"Societies that build resilience do not hide behind a wall of happy talk or try to minimize the danger. Resilience does not come from mindless optimism, or from people telling one another to be calm amid the turmoil."
"How did the British do it? What can we learn? What exactly are national resilience and social solidarity made of, and how are they built?"
How to Survive the Blitz : “5 lessons from 1940s Britain about national resilience and social solidarity during a crisis.” #coronavirus
Turn off the TV and read this. This is what it’s going to get us through #Coronavirustruth
"The moral story we tell has to be less about the evil we face and more about the solidarity we are building with one another. The story we tell has to be about how we took this disease and turned it into an occasion to become a better society."
"Resilience is built when people confront a threat realistically, and discover that they have the resources to cope with it together."  on the lessons of the Blitz for the contemporary world
Resilient societies have high levels of faith in institutions, high social trust, high levels of patriotism and optimism. The United States that confronts the coronavirus pandemic has catastrophically low levels of all these things.
During moments of threat and crisis, people are intensely sensitive to inequality, to the feeling that some people are being treated better than everybody else.
Why you need social science in crisis: #Resilience is built when people confront a threat realistically, and discover that they have the resources to cope with it together:key are agency,social connection,laughter,moral purpose and equality #Covid_19
The London bombings were much worse than our virus, but socially, emotionally and politically we are much less prepared.
"Resilience is built when people confront a threat realistically, and discover that they have the resources to cope with it together."  on the lessons of the Blitz for the contemporary world
How to Survive the Blitz.
Lessons for the Pandemic--How the British Survived the Blitz.
"Britain during the Blitz has gone down in history as the exemplar of national resilience.... How did the British do it? What can we learn?" has some answers
Damn, even David Brooks is getting horny during this quarantine!