Plagues and the Paradox of Progress
Why the World Is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways (The MIT Press)
Thomas J. Bollyky
Why the news about the global decline of infectious diseases is not all good.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 sto...