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The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt

Constant Wonder
  • Apr 15, 2021
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The story of colonial-era French-controlled Hanoi being overrun by rats illustrates how prejudiced, arrogant, and perverse incentives lead to ineffective solutions. Guest: Michael G. Vann, Professor of History at California State University, Sacramento; author of "The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt: Empire, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam"; host, “New Books in History” podcast Show More...