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Clastres’s Wisdom

“[H]ow, indeed, could one Christianize, civilize or convince people of the virtues of work and commerce, when they were primarily concerned with warring against their neighbors, avenging defeats or celebrating victories?” (Archeology of Violence, 239).

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Pierre Clastres/Paul Auster

To learn that one of my favorite novelists translated a book by an anthropologist who I am just now exploring and finding to be fascinating makes my day…I am looking forward to reading this translator’s preface.  

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War machine & the State

From my ongoing reading of some of the material Deleuze and Guattari cite in the war machine and apparatus of capture plateaux. “Occa­sionally a chief accepts running that risk and attempts to put his personal interest ahead of the collective … Continue reading

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