There are many out there who are suspicious of the COVID-19 vaccine but this connects to a much larger trend: the overarching suspicion of authority. In this episode, Mike sheds some light on why this suspicion exists and how it’s only a recent manifestation of a much older characteristic of western civilization.
Books mentioned in this episode:
- A Great and Godly Adventure – Godfrey Hodgson
- The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America – Louis Menand
- The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War – Louis Menand
- Slouching Towards Bethlehem – Joan Didion