After Sir David Attenborough’s latest Malthusian musings were slapped down by the British press, I talked to WORLDwrite director Ceri Dingle about whether demographic determinism is on the wane. She argues that while old cranks like Sir Dave have fallen out of favour, the rise of reproductive health projects around the world shows that the obsession with population has simply taken on more elusive forms.
‘No one in the Third World chants “we want condoms”’
Podcast: Ceri Dingle on the scourge of demographic determinism.
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