The dangerous dream of destroying human hierarchies

It is an idea that has always united radicals, from the sans-culottes of the French Revolution to current student activists at the University of Missouri: they have all detested the scourge of social hierarchy, the peculiar fact that some people rank higher than...

Just two plague strains wiped out 30%-60% of Europe

© Archeodunum SAS, Gourvennec MichaëlMass grave dating to the Black Death period, identified in the ’16 rue des Trente Six Ponts’ archaeological site in Toulouse, France. The Black Death ravaged medieval Western Europe, wiping out roughly one-third of the...