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Future in Context

Future in Context

Thomas Jefferson, Epidemics and His Vision for American Cities

Jefferson's experience with the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 reinforced his dislike of cities and shaped a radical plan for the development of a new nation that even included his concept of urban design.

By Clay Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large  |  April 1, 2020
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Learning to Deal with the Coronavirus Through Literature

In uncertain times, we search for assurances. The humanities, including stories about coping with past plagues, provide a powerful reference to how things can be made right again.

By Clay Jenkinson, Editor-at-Large  |  March 20, 2020
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