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Foreign Policy
33 mins | May 13, 2020

The sociologist who could save us from coronavirus

Why the omnipresence of large-scale threats of global scope can be the common denominator of our new epoch. Ulrich Beck was a prophet of uncertainty — does that make him the most important intellectual for the pandemic and its aftermath? Adam Tooze, from Foreign Policy, examines the German sociologist's work and what it can teach us about the current state of the world, and its most immediate future.

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