Pandemic Radicals, Or Not

by Jim Hinch

After a year of editing and writing stories about the pandemic, some gleanings about this extraordinary time. First, how the pandemic radicalized evangelicals, in the Los Angeles Review of Books. A more encouraging and counterintuitive take in Zocalo: Churches that chose a more moderate approach ended up thriving. Finally, in Bloomberg Opinion, a search for common ground at a time of political division in a rural Oregon county offers valuable lessons about ingenuity, resilience and the value of listening to people you don’t agree with.