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Whither the Nation?

There hasn’t really been a global conflagration since the Vietnam War that has so affected so many countries around the world, and will so deeply expose in the weeks, months and years ahead the depth and breadth of our own internal divisions. A nation was once defined by a common culture and a common geography. The question now is: which comes first?  Do a people form a nation or does the nation forge its own people?  As the country begins reopening for business and a return to some semblance of normal living, the question to consider is, “What will our country look like in a post-coronavirus world?”

There are so many unanswered questions. How many people will really start working again, and when?  Will people return to large gatherings in crowded restaurants, to standing room only conventions or sold out sporting events? How will healthcare change now that tele-medicine has become widespread thanks to the removal of regulatory roadblocks? How will that affect access to and the cost of health care?

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Robert B. Chernin

Robert B. Chernin

Robert is a longtime entrepreneur, business leader, fundraiser, and former radio talk show host. He studied political science at McGill University in Montreal and has spent over 25 years deeply involved in civic affairs at all levels. Robert has consulted on a variety of federal and statewide campaigns at the gubernatorial, congressional, senatorial, and presidential level. He served in leadership roles in the presidential campaigns of President George W. Bush as well as McCain for President. He led Florida’s Victory 2004’s national Jewish outreach operations as Executive Director. In addition, he served on the President’s Committee of the Republican Jewish Coalition.