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the world until yesterday | Feb 11th, 2013

Why Traditional Societies Have Stood The Test of Time: Jared Diamond [VIDEO]

"Tribes constitute thousands of natural experiments in how to run a human society," Jared Diamond says in his new talk at The New School. "They constitute experiments from which we ourselves may be able to learn." In his new book, The World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional... Continue Reading →
the world until yesterday | Jan 20th, 2013

Jared Diamond In Maclean's: Don't Despise, Or Idealize, Traditional Societies

What can we learn from traditional societies, and how should we view them? According to Jared Diamond, we must maintain an objective approach, and "we should neither despise nor idealize [them]." In an interview with Maclean's, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and geographer discusses themes from... Continue Reading →