June 2020 Bar Bulletin
By Sidney Tribe
“United we stand, divided.”
— message on Stephen Colbert pandemic relief fundraising t-shirt.
If you’re like me, you have only recently begun to comprehend the historic change our society is undergoing. We are confronting the conjoined twin disasters of a deadly public health crisis and an economic recession that could become a depression. And these crises are layered on top of pre-existing structural public health and economic challenges that we have long struggled to solve. The urge is strong to retreat to the center of one’s own life and defend its immediate borders. People still care about the larger world and their fellow human beings, but...