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The Triumph of Death by artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, circa 1562.

Lessons to draw from Defoe’s ‘A Journal of the Plague Year’

The Triumph of Death by artist Pieter Bruegel the Elder, circa 1562.   Defoe’s A Journal of the Plague Year offers important lessons amid our COVID-19 pandemic. Here are nine lessons that we can pick.   A dreadful plague in London was In the year sixty-five, Which swept an hundred

Book Review: ‘The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History’

  The lowest estimate of the pandemic’s worldwide death toll is twenty one million, in a world with a population less than one-third today’s. That estimate comes from a contemporary study of the disease and newspapers have often cited it since, but it is almost certainly wrong. Epidemiologists today estimate