2021, issue 46, Karoline Krenn: To some extent the pandemic experience is reminiscent of Plato’s vision of the state. Regulators daily receive reports from experts. In Plato’s vision, those experts, of course, were philosophers and they ruled themselves. At first sight, the experts of the pandemic are virologists. No news broadcast happens without an interview with one, or without a politician referring to one. A liberal German newspaper recently proclaimed a Berlin chief physician as the new Chancellor.