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The Cigarette

A Political History

  • Introduction
  • 1. Tobacco in Industrializing America
  • 2. Tobacco’s New Deal
  • 3. Cultivating the Grower
  • 4. The Challenge of the Public Interest
  • 5. Inventing the Nonsmoker
  • 6. From Rights to Cost
  • 7. Shredding a Net to Build a Web
  • Conclusion: “Weeds Are Hard to Kill”: The Future of Tobacco Politics
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

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In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene