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Plagues and the Paradox of Progress

Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways
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Plagues and parasites have played a central role in world affairs, shaping the evolution of the modern state, the growth of cities, and the disparate fortunes of national economies. This book tells that story, but it is not about the resurgence of pestilence. It is the story of its decline. For the first time in recorded…

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