Microbes and Marxism

Socialism 2014

June 26, 2014

“Marxism and Microbes” begins with a story—the true, important, and radically incomplete and problematic story of how human society overcame microbes. This session is about grappling with that story and its limitations. It is about how our coevolution with bacteria has shaped and been shaped by our social organization and about how capitalism is creating new infectious diseases—and ultimately, it poses questions about how science and democracy might interact in a socialist society.


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