A Tale of Two Cities
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” This Dickens novel is one of the finest examples of historical fiction in western literature. We, at least, know the opening lines. The start juxtaposes the theme of duality that informs his great work on the cities of London and Paris as seen against the background of the Terror.It is easier to comprehend ideas by contrast and comparison. This is precisely why we don’t feel good about our overall COVID-19 performance relative to our ASEAN neighbors. But this curse can also be our deliverance. If not performing as well, we see where we’ve m...