Just a few short months ago, The New York Times was condemning Eastern Europe for its nationalism, authoritarianism and lack of liberalism.
“BRUSSELS — As the coronavirus has hopscotched the world, a paradox has emerged: Rich nations are not necessarily better at fighting the crisis than poorer ones.
Wealthier countries, traditionally able to deploy resources quickly and fortified by well-funded state mechanisms intended to weather crises, have generally not managed the coronavirus pandemic well.
But smaller, poorer nations in Europe quickly imposed and enforced tough restrictions, stuck to them, and have so far fared better at keeping the virus contained. …”
Strange new respect.
What a difference two months can make.
1 in every 500 residents of New York City is now dead after its liberal elites sanctimoniously lectured Eastern Europe about its “racism” and “xenophobia.”
In Eastern Europe, there are 215 dead Serbs, 280 dead Czechs, 413 dead Hungarians, 90 dead Croats, 26 dead Slovaks, 102 dead Slovenians, 800 dead Poles, 961 dead Romanians, 91 dead Bulgarians and 151 dead Greeks. More people live in Greece alone than in New York City.