Nostalgia Trap - Episode 248: The Human Disease w/ Erik Baker

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Erik Baker is a doctoral candidate in the Department of the History of Science at Harvard University, researching the history of scientific and cultural ideas about work and workers in the 20th century United States. He joins us to discuss his latest piece in The Drift, “The Cure and the Disease: Social Darwinism from AIDS to COVID-19,” which connects AIDS conspiracy theories, anti-vaccination movements,, and the disturbing discourse about life and death coursing through the politics of COVID.

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