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Plagues and Peoples, by William McNeill Context with Brad Harris

    • History

The history of disease demonstrates the accidental nature of history and the triumph of human reason to enable some control over our fate; most of us no longer suffer the death of half our children. William McNeill, in Plagues and Peoples, was the first to capture this balance, offering insight on how disease has both shaped & been shaped by civilization.

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The history of disease demonstrates the accidental nature of history and the triumph of human reason to enable some control over our fate; most of us no longer suffer the death of half our children. William McNeill, in Plagues and Peoples, was the first to capture this balance, offering insight on how disease has both shaped & been shaped by civilization.

You can support Context and access bonus content through Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/context or through the website at https://bradharris.com

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