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The White Plague

A warmongering dictator has eyes on a neighbouring country. A deadly plague is spreading. A doctor has a cure. But there's a catch...


The White Plague

by Karel Čapek

This satire was written in Czechoslovakia in 1937.

It takes place in a fictional country being led by a dictator, thirsty to fulfil his life’s purpose by invading the neighbouring countries. At the same time, the world is threatened by an increasingly dangerous pandemic.

Will the country’s leaders choose to fight the mortal threat of the White Plague or embark on a new war?

In this classic, Čapek critiques populism, extremism, dictatorship and belligerency in a context that rings very true to modern day society.