The American Interest
A Most Valuable Idea
The history of patent law shows its great and enduring power.
Volume 5, Number 3
| Published on: January 1, 2010
is the author of
Justinian’s Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire.
His new book,
The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention
, will be published by Random House in May.
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