DDT in A Nutshell

DDT History and The Latest Science First synthesized in 1874 and discovered as an insecticide in 1939, the compound was first used in the 1940s. It helped combat typhus in the Second World War, and its discoverer Paul Müller was awarded the 1948 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. By the 1960s, DDT was shown... Continue Reading →

The History of DDT Through an Ellulian Lens

We rarely see the word technique used in the Ellullian sense of the word. Coined by Jacques Ellul in the 1950s when Technological Society was first published, technique refers to an ensemble of methods embedded in every field of human activity. These methods are rationally arrived at and seek efficiency. By such a definition, technique... Continue Reading →

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