Paleo Politics | Jedediah Purdy | New Republic | 1st November 2017

Published: 1/11/2017
Paleo Politics | Jedediah Purdy | New Republic | 1st November 2017
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Political scientist James C. Scott argues against the Whig view of history as a Darwinian process of social and economic advancement towards the settled capitalist societies of today. What if the nomadic barbarians drew more pleasure from life? What if the settling and ordering of society, through the rise of agrarian farming and the founding of cities, was a “vast technology of exploitation by a

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