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Barry Cooper

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Barry Cooper, a fourth generation Albertan, was educated at Shawnigan Lake School, the University of British Columbia, and Duke University (PhD, 1969).

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He taught at several universities in Laurentian Canada before coming to the University of Calgary in 1981. He has translated, edited, or written over 35 books, most recently (with Marco Navarro-Genie), COVID-19: The Story of a Pandemic Moral Panic. He has written extensively on Canadian politics, terrorism, and the political philosophy of Eric Voegelin. In 2020 he published Paleolithic Politics: The Human Community in Early Art, (Notre Dame) and is currently working on a book on Neolithic political symbols.

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