Author: Mikey McGovern

Joanna Radin, “Life on Ice: A History of New Uses for Cold Blood” (U Chicago Press, 2017)

Mikey McGovern , July 4th, 2018

Whether through the anxiety of mutually assured destruction or the promise of decolonization throughout Asia and Africa, Cold War politics had a peculiar temporality. In Life on Ice:…

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Rebecca Lemov, “Database of Dreams: The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity” (Yale University Press, 2015)

Mikey McGovern , April 27th, 2016

Rebecca Lemov‘s beautifully written Database of Dreams: The Lost Quest to Catalog Humanity (Yale University Press, 2015) is at once an exploration of mid-century social science through paths…

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