The men who translated Marxism into practical political terms in the form of Soviet terror were evolutionary thinkers.
Today the term Lysenkoism applies to any use of government power to enforce scientific orthodoxy.
If we treat criminals the way we treat natural disasters — as physical events without moral culpability — the pragmatic approach is preemption as well.
As Lysenkoism enjoys a revival in Russia, it thrives here too.
The dirtiest economies have tended to be Communist ones, such as the old Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China.