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Review: Sick SocietiesUser Review - Ecki Stern - Goodreads
I actually read this because it was briefly mentioned in my Intro to Sociology textbook. A bit scholarly for the average person, but an interesting look at cultures, especially their "bad" traits. Read full review
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Page 2 - The point of all these pieces is that we are indeed living in a state of "consciousness out of context"; that the true context of our consciousness was the upperpaleolithic (our "environment of evolutionary adaptedness" as the jargon has it); that in this environment there was a harmony of our evolved attributes as a species, including our intelligence, our imagination, our violence, (and hence our violent imagination), our reason and our passions — a harmony that has been lost...
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