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fredericksburg.com: COMMENTARY: Sorry, Time Magazine, 2020 was not the 'Worst Year Ever'

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2020 is the “Worst YearEver?” I will take this year over any year before penicillin, indoor plumbing, electricity and regular trash collection.

We do not know what history will say of 2020.

Here in the United States, it will be a story of a virus and its consequences, wildfires and hurricanes, and a closely divided, hotly contested election.

But “worst ever?”The year 1918 saw the end of the “War to End All Wars,” but Europe was devastated.

In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson implored the U.S. Senate to ratify the Treaty of Versailles, which he had negotiated lest “we break the heart of the world,” but the world’s heart seemed broken.

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