Sarah Lazare: The reliance on the military for emergency response is a testament to the failures of the liberal welfare state.

Hyper-militarism may be a tempting short-term emergency strategy, but it’s ubiquity is a testament to the failures of the liberal welfare state. Replacing it with strong public institutions under civilian control as the go-to large-scale logistical institution in times of crisis should be an urgent priority–to get us through this crisis, and the next one.

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