Books | Looking at the coronavirus and racial protests through America’s past
by Lance Morrow
Posted 4/10/21, 04:48 pm
Author Lance Morrow was a Luce-ist for years and at age 81 is still a lucid essayist. Morrow wrote 150-plus cover stories for Henry Luce’s Time and often explained ideas by describing binaries, dueling visions. In this book he connects 2020 protests to the 115-year-old debates between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois. Morrow describes two schools of thought on how to use money to do good—philanthropy and charity, or government. He notes two schools of journalistic history-writing—Thucydides vs. Herodotus—but overlooks the apostle Luke.