Historian Lawrence Glickman says the simultaneous public health disaster and economic meltdown may lead us to rethink the country’s values. However, “given … how rare it is for fundamental transformations to happen, my money would be on this pandemic not fundamentally altering our basic structures of society,” he says. Glickman is the Stephen and Evalyn Milman Professor of American Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of History. He teaches political, cultural and intellectual history.
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