Whiff of Democracy
Our nation has met challenging times throughout its history, whether during the Civil War, the Great Depression, or the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. In 2020, America experiences yet another testing moment: the COVID-19 pandemic. The harm brought by the pandemic goes beyond the disease, as it has also stirred economic and social unrest. Whiff of Democracy offers optimism in the midst of the global chaos we collectively face. It features a poem that stands between dispiriting headlines, all of which are sampled from The New York Times front covers between March and April of 2020. While society may be disheartened by the state of the world today, there lies hope in heroes that will help us endure this moment. Taking into account the chaos of the world, Whiff of Democracy shows that there is still good happening all around us.