OpinionCommentary: Robert Allison — No, 2020 not ‘worst year ever’Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Commentary: Robert Allison — No, 2020 not ‘worst year ever’ 1 / 1 Back to GalleryReally, Time magazine, 2020 is the “worst year ever”?
But “worst ever?”The year 1919 saw the end of the “War to End All Wars,” but Europe was devastated.
Meanwhile, the movement of armies and navies around the world in 1919 helped spread one of the deadliest flu viruses in history.
Recall that in that terrible year of 1968 Martin Luther King told us he had seen the promised land.
Robert Allison teaches history at Suffolk University and the Harvard Extension School.