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End of discussion (and freedom): Princeton expert calls for mandatory vaccines

Julian E. Zelizer
Analysis by WorldTribune Staff, July 9, 2021

Citing the need for “collective obligations” to take precedence over “individual rights,” a CNN political analyst and Princeton University professor says America must move toward implementing mandatory coronavirus vaccinations.

“It is time to impose vaccine mandates and passports,” Julian Zelizer writes in an astonishingly honest authoritarian opinion piece published July 8 at

“Both political parties have made the mistake of framing vaccines within the tradition of individualism,” Zelizer asserts. “Even President Joe Biden, who has demonstrated his comfort with a muscular role for government, keeps appealing to individuals to make the right and patriotic choice when it comes to receiving their jabs.”

“Zelizer has been one of the pioneers in the revival of American political history,” his official Princeton bio declares. Apparently, one of the lessons he has taken from his deep dive into U.S. history is that American citizens cannot be trusted to make the right decisions for themselves.

“[C]itizens must... not see this as an optional inoculation,” Zelizer proclaims. “Biden and other political leaders need to start thinking about the good of the collective and not just the rights of the individual. Doing so is not some sort of move toward socialism, as conservative critics inevitably argue. Thinking of the common good is as American as apple pie.”

The esteemed history professor rejects the argument that mandatory vaccinations are somehow socialist, and then, just a few sentences later, reinforces his call for collectivism.

“Collective obligations have always been part of what actually makes America great and we need to start talking about vaccines through this vital lens,” Zelizer writes.

It would be fruitless to try to point out to this Ivy League prof and big-box media “analyst” that not every American agrees with what has been settled inside his own mind. Zelizer has shown his impatience with those who don’t see the urgent need for immediate bold action on other issues that he sees as “pandemics” or “crises.”

In a Jan. 23 tweet, he put “racial justice,” climate change and gun control on the list of things too important to be left to the whims of political division:

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