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The Scholar's Stage: Tradition is Smarter Than You Are
"One the clearest presentations of his ideas is in his 2016 book The Secret of Our Success. The book is less a heavy scholarly tome than a poppified version of Henrich's research, but Henrich's decision to trade theoretical detail for accessibility is understandable"
book  review  culture  evolution  tradition 
june 2019 by tsuomela
Book review: ‘The World Until Yesterday’ by Jared Diamond - The Washington Post
"With “The World Until Yesterday,” polymath and best-selling writer Jared Diamond is back with a sweeping and potentially controversial new work that aims to show readers what is missing from modern life."
book  review  modern  modernity  anthropology  tradition  ancient  history 
january 2013 by tsuomela
Chomsky on the Commons | David Bollier
Noam Chomsky recent gave a meaty talk, “Destroying the Commons:  On Shredding the Magna Carta” that shows how fragile the rights of commoners truly are. Achieved after enormous civil strife, the Magna Carta supposedly guaranteed commoners certain civic and procedural rights.  A companion document, the Charter of the Forest later incorporated into the Magna Carta, expressly guarantees commoners stipulated rights to access and use forests, land, water, game and other natural resources for their subsistence. 
commons  environment  law  tradition  enclosure  globalization  markets-uber-alles 
july 2012 by tsuomela
After the Future: Zombie Traditionalism I
But here's where it gets tricky, because many people on the right think that the culture's surrendering to the demands of blacks, women, and gays is directly responsible for the destruction of the traditional American way of life. On the surface there might seem to be some merit to this argument, but traditional America was already dead by the time any of these movements got any traction, and the liberationist left didn't kill it. Consumer Capitalism did.
consumerism  free-markets  freedom  conservatism  tradition 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Caveat Lector » Blog Archive » Bamboo faultlines
Focusing on software development will lead to failure and won't entice old-guard scholars to join the project. So focus on grad students and new faculty.
humanities  computing  consortium  bamboo-project  tradition  interest-groups 
february 2009 by tsuomela
OnFiction: History of the Novel
the novel is much older. Greek novels have survived from 100 BCE. But even this history is parochial. A parallel tradition of prose fiction exists in the East, although because of the fragility of bamboo-based materials for writing on, fewer ancient works have survived there than in the West. One notable example of an early novel, written about 1000 years ago, is Murasaki Shikubu’s The Tale of Genji
literature  history  novel  genre  eastern  tradition 
august 2008 by tsuomela

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