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Friday, March 11, 2016

pirates are fun

I just finished reading "Primates of Park Avenue" by Wednesday Martin, and I heartily recommend it.  I was certain that I would loathe every person in the book, and take pleasure in doing so, and for the most part I was correct.  I do find the "tribe" being discussed in the book to be an embarrassing, immoral blemish on our purportedly democratic, egalitarian society.  But that doesn't mean that I can't recognize that for them, the manufactured competition for resources is as real and terrifying as the struggle for daily survival was for our ancient ancestors.  And of course, when you really study a culture, you're bound to find at least some traits worthy of admiration.  It gave me new insights into human social behavior, and that's fun.

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