The new “September 11th”

The Covid-19 pandemic can be seen as a new “11/XNUMX” for its global and lasting impact.

The Covid-19 pandemic can be seen as a new “11/XNUMX” for its global and lasting impact.

Almost 20 years ago, suddenly and “without warning”, the fall of the Twin Towers traumatized a generation and marked a turning point in a world that seemed to progressively “unwind” and become freer, especially since the end of the Cold War. In fact, it is necessary to return to the fall of the Berlin wall to find a moment of equal importance in more recent history.

September 11 brought us new wars, new alliances and new divisions, faceless terrorism, more xenophobia, but also the strengthening of security agendas. It was also the beginning of a more skeptical perspective on governments and their willingness to tell the truth to citizens. Likewise, and following the aphorism that “there are decades when nothing happens, but there are weeks when decades happen”, there is a world before and after the pandemic that we are still discovering.

People have already changed the way they relate, live, work and spend money. Companies have already realized that they have to adapt in financial, operational and market terms. States are becoming even more muscular, but also more indebted and dependent on a monetary system to test their limits and the great powers show great distrust among themselves. And, as in 2001, fear and doubt prevail in our daily lives.


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