Klein, Richard
February 1995
New Republic;2/6/95, Vol. 212 Issue 6, p18
Explores the social, political and cultural issues related to scent and human capacity to smell. Difference in the olfactory propensities of French and Americans; Discussion on the growing anti-scent movement in the U.S.; Claim that racism has been predicated on the belief that one could detect the characteristic of another smell; Idea of philosopher Emmanuel Kant about human's sense of smell; Famous French political and historical figures who have unusual like or dislike toward a particular smell.


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