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Xenophobia or 'Viruphobia'? The Coronavirus Outbreak: Between Legitimate Concerns, Psychosis, and Racism   [open html - 0B]

From the Article: "Dozens of disaster movies and novels have shown us, with a certain dose of smugness, how easily civilization and its rules collapse in front of apocalyptic events, transforming normally decent human beings into a feral, Hobbesian state of generalized war for survival. Judging from the reactions to the early stages of the Coronavirus epidemics, one should actually conclude that these depictions are optimistic: civilization may collapse way before the asteroid reaches the Earth. From all over the world, incidents of racism and xenophobia related to the virus outbreak are reported daily, to such an extent that Wikipedia has consecrated a specific page to the phenomenon. According to the Anti-Defamation League, conspiracy theories and 'boogaloo' (a term used by extremists to denote an imminent state of anarchy, widespread violence, and civil war) are flourishing around the Coronavirus hysteria."

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2020-02-27
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European Eye on Radicalization
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