New Book

My new book — The Unreliable Nation: Hostile Nature and Technological Failure in the Cold War  (MIT Press) —  is now available in both hardcover and e-book: here. The Unreliable Nation explores how […]

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The Dangers of Systems

This paper, planned for a special issue of Osiris, explores how spectacular failures in complex systems transformed the category of “accidents” in the middle decades of the nineteenth century. The vast expansion […]

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