3 stars How Modernity Made Us Allergic | Noema Great piece: Part of Elizabeth’s rationale is that no one else in her family has allergies. In fact, it’s so rare that her parents initially didn’t believe the diagnoses. They argued that “back in their day,” everyone ate everything and was fine; food allergy was made-up nonsense. But when both Viola and Brian landed in the ER repeatedly for food-related anaphylaxis, her parents realized these allergies were indeed “real.” […]
A lot of fascinating links in this round-up. Really enjoyed the Putin articles. Feels like something similar could plausibly happen in the US. Makes me want to read the rest of the Dictator series.