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Derek Thompson+ Your Authors @DKThomp Writer at @TheAtlantic. Host of podcast CRAZY/GENIUS. Author of book HIT MAKERS. Talker on NPR's @hereandnow and @CBSNews. derek[at]theatlantic[dot]com Jun. 16, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Violent crime is down 70% since the 1990s, and cops are safer now than any time in 50 years.

But training officers often sell a "warrior mentality" drawing on terrifying stories from a world that doesn't exist anymore.

"Training trails experience." 

The theme replicates across the U.S. Take public health.

Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam changed their epidemic laws based on lessons from 21st c epidemics: SARS, H1N1, & MERS. The lessons were well known. But COVID still caught the U.S. flat-footed.

Preparedness trailed reality.

It's hard to pinpoint the common disease beneath this omnishambles. But whether due to gerontocracy, bureaucratic bloat, hyper-polarization, or a fashionable strain of GOP anti-expertise, our institutions are truly lost in the labyrinth of 20th century anxieties and illusions.

Those who deny history may be doomed to repeat it. But those who deny the present are just doomed. 

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