The rise of advanced information technologies has resulted in sophisticated efforts to fragment American society — from foreign actors like Russia, to conspiracy theorists and political campaigns — and these efforts are working.
Democracy flourished in Athens 2500 years ago — but lasted only about a century. What did Athenian democracy look like — who was included as a citizen, who was excluded, and why has the idea and practice of democracy been so influential? We talk to scholar Catherine Zuckert.
American capitalism was built on the backs of slaves and the slave economy — and not just in the South. Some of these practices are still with us.
The practice of lynching was originally used against British loyalists. But after the Civil War it became a way of brutally suppressing the rights and agency of African American citizens.
Organizations serving the public during the crisis of COVID-19 are facing their own challenges.
Romantic love was long considered an illness — with some bizarre and harrowing treatments
Poor and minority communities were at a disadvantage before COVID-19, but they are getting hit hardest now. Can the U.S.
Reliable and fast testing is needed all over the U.S. to confront the spread of COVID-19. We talk with Dr. Joshua LaBaer about his lab’s robotic systems — and how to use and expand testing most effectively.
In 18th-century England, viruses and bacteria were not understood — but the idea of contagion was part of the social fabric. We talk to Annika Mann, an ASU scholar of 18th-century and Romantic-era British literature and culture.
In this time of coronavirus crisis, how do we best care for others and ourselves? And how do nurses in particular manage amid this pandemic?