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The Incalculable: Thoughts on the Collapse of the Biosecurity Regime

Liu, Lydia H.

This short essay, originally published in May 2020 as a blog piece, reflects on Covid-19 by asking how the most powerful biosecurity regime of the world has failed, why the analogy with the Spanish flu is misleading, and how the racist fantasy of world domination cannot reckon with the unintended consequences of its own logic.

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Critical Inquiry

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East Asian Languages and Cultures
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January 4, 2021