• Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • I. Inequality Regimes in History
    • 1. Ternary Societies: Trifunctional Inequality
    • 2. European Societies of Orders: Power and Property
    • 3. The Invention of Ownership Societies
    • 4. Ownership Societies: The Case of France
    • 5. Ownership Societies: European Trajectories
  • II. Slave and Colonial Societies
    • 6. Slave Societies: Extreme Inequality
    • 7. Colonial Societies: Diversity and Domination
    • 8. Ternary Societies and Colonialism: The Case of India
    • 9. Ternary Societies and Colonialism: Eurasian Trajectories
  • III. The Great Transformation of the Twentieth Century
    • 10. The Crisis of Ownership Societies
    • 11. Social-Democratic Societies: Incomplete Equality
    • 12. Communist and Postcommunist Societies
    • 13. Hypercapitalism: Between Modernity and Archaism
  • IV. Rethinking the Dimensions of Political Conflict
    • 14. Borders and Property: The Construction of Equality
    • 15. Brahmin Left: New Euro-American Cleavages
    • 16. Social Nativism: The Postcolonial Identitarian Trap
    • 17. Elements for a Participatory Socialism for the Twenty-First Century
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • Contents in Detail
  • List of Tables and Illustrations
  • Index

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On this day 75 years ago, the United States dropped the world’s first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. James L. Nolan Jr.’s grandfather was a doctor who participated in the Manhattan Project, and he writes about him in Atomic Doctors: Conscience and Complicity at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age, an unflinching examination of the moral and professional dilemmas faced by physicians who took part in the project. Below, please find the introduction to Nolan’s book. On the morning of June 17, 1945, Captain James F. Nolan, MD, boarded a plane