Unveiling Our New Modernity by Jonathan TeubnerJonathan Teubner

„I suspect that we are coming to see our world as increasingly discontinuous with the twentieth century, and COVID-19 is just one of the many breaking points. Pax Americana has for some time now been an unconvincing description of the twenty-first century. Indeed, appeals to the mass mobilization and solidarity that accompanied the second World War are becoming increasingly incredible. If our current political order is upended, we are unlikely to think of it as the COVID-19 disruption. It will be bigger than that. The signs of larger shifts are already in the works. Oddly enough, “Brexit” now oddly seems to belong to a previous age, when European Union rules, processes, and treaties were effective norms for debating its value and consequences.“