“Mask Refuseniks” and the Death of Neighborliness in the United States

Nothing reveals character better than a deadly global pandemic. It is like looking into a bathroom mirror in the brightest and harshest of lights, reflecting every little flaw and imperfection.

The COVID-19 pandemic is exposing the flaws and weaknesses of the social fabric that binds Americans together, threatening to tear that fabric apart as selfishness and indifference compete with selflessness and compassion for others. The pandemic is revealing that we are in danger of becoming a nation of bad neighbors, a