Monday, November 27, 2017

Why a leading political theorist thinks civilization is overrated - Vox

The story we tell ourselves about human history is one of
linear progress, fueled in large part by moral and technological
development. There is some truth to this, and on a long enough timeline it makes sense, but Scott says the sacrifices made along the way are rarely understood. 

I spoke to him recently about those sacrifices, and what
we tend to get wrong about early civilizations. For Scott, the price of
civilization — for the individual and the environment — has been higher
than we think.




Why a leading political theorist thinks civilization is overrated - Vox

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