Henry Cowles

Henry M Cowles is an assistant professor of history at the University of Michigan. He is currently finishing a book on the scientific method and starting another one on habit.

Recent blog posts by this author

George Orwell Knew We'd Buy the Screens That Are Used Against Us

Sales of George Orwell’s utopian novel 1984 (1949) have spiked twice recently, both times in response to political events. In early 2017, the idea of ‘alternative facts’ called to mind Winston Smith, the book’s protagonist and, as a clerk in the...