Nelson: ‘Enemy of the People’ tells us what we need to know about this pandemic

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 21, 2020 6:14 AM CT | Published: April 21, 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.”

“An Enemy of the People” has been a theater staple for more than a century, but the play has never been more timely. A 2018 production in China was suppressed by the government because audiences were cheering the doctor who is the play's protagonist.


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