Opinion: Conservatives should wear masks, but liberals make it unnecessarily hard

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 27, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: July 27, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Michael Nelson
Daily Memphian

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

One of John Stuart Mill's arguments in “On Liberty” is often reduced to this sentence: Your freedom ends where my nose begins. Never has that way of putting it seemed more literal, noses being the coronavirus’s main point of entry into our bodies.


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