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    King Cotton

    Mary Jones
    Three elements - imperial expansion, expropriation, and slavery - became central to the forging of a new global economic order that eventually led to the emergence of capitalism. And the story of the development of cotton perfectly illustrates the stages of this process.
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    Ill Prepared

    Mary Jones
    From the early months of the Influenza pandemic – in Ireland as elsewhere, attempts were under way in universities and laboratories in pursuit of a therapeutic vaccine for influenza.  They did not succeed: this influenza-type infection was undoubtedly lethal, and they knew that it was not a bacterium; but  they simply did not know, at this stage in the pandemic, precisely what order of  complexity they were dealing with.
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