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  • The West's Long Tradition of Exalting Non-Western Cultures

    02/13/2008 3:06:18 PM PST · by Sherman Logan · 7 replies · 226+ views
    Pajamas's Media ^ | February 13, 2008 | Barry Rubin
    Sometimes to understand one’s own era you have to immerse yourself in another. I pick up my copy of Paul Edmonds’ Peacocks and Pagodas as an example. This — though you’ve probably never heard of it — seems the best-regarded book ever written on the people and society of Burma. You may know it as Myanmar. What could be more esoteric, and yet profoundly revealing, about much broader issues? My copy is a first edition from 1924 and in its long life and travels it once belonged to T.N. Jayavelu, Antiquarian Bookseller of Choolai, Madras, India. But now it resides...
  • Noble Savages? The era of the hunter-gatherer was not the social and environmental Eden some suggest

    01/01/2008 11:54:37 AM PST · by billorites · 24 replies · 489+ views
    Economist.com ^ | December 19, 2007
    HUMAN beings have spent most of their time on the planet as hunter-gatherers. From at least 85,000 years ago to the birth of agriculture around 73,000 years later, they combined hunted meat with gathered veg. Some people, such as those on North Sentinel Island in the Andaman Sea, still do. The Sentinelese are the only hunter-gatherers who still resist contact with the outside world. Fine-looking specimens—strong, slim, fit, black and stark naked except for a small plant-fibre belt round the waist—they are the very model of the noble savage. Genetics suggests that indigenous Andaman islanders have been isolated since the...
  • The Noble Savage is French Toast

    01/30/2007 6:35:52 AM PST · by Tolik · 80 replies · 3,443+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2007 | James Lewis
    Nicholas Wade is a science writer for the New York Times, who used to be as Politically Correct as anyone in that mob on 42nd Street. No longer. Wade has discovered the new anthropology, now informed by a radically improved understanding of the human genome. The new evidence is clearly explained in his recent book, Before the Dawn: Recovering the lost history of our ancestors. It looks at the deep human past --- tens to hundreds of thousands of years --- combining written records, archeology, anthropology and the human genome. The result is spectacular. If this book is any...
  • SAVAGE NATION LIVE!! Thursday, September 14, 2006

    09/14/2006 3:07:12 PM PDT · by whatisthetruth · 152 replies · 1,866+ views
    WARNING....PSYCHOLOGICAL NUDITY....ADULT LANGUAGE. The naked TRUTH delivered to INDEPENDENT MINDED, MATURE listeners by the most exciting talkshow host in the country!
  • Our Koori, commie, feminist, greenie show-off (unrepentant Oz-Euro leftist)

    06/24/2004 2:49:54 PM PDT · by NZerFromHK · 13 replies · 298+ views
    Herald Sun (Melbourne) ^ | 23jun04 | Andrew Bolt
    GERMAINE Greer this week went on BBC television and appealed for help. "It's about time, I reckon, we resuscitated the Communist Party." No one on the panel with her blinked at this evil idea -- although whether because they agreed with it or thought Greer was crazy and best ignored, I can't tell. I'd understand if some thought the latter. On the same show, Greer, famed for leading the feminist revolution with her The Female Eunuch, offered a nutty excuse for Saudi Arabia's ban on women driving cars. "I get a bit worried about certain heavily veiled ladies driving because...