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International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations, 15/06/1995
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|Resource title||The Primitivist Critique of Civilization|
|Publication/ source||International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations|
|Summary text/ abstract||Having been chosen – whether as devil's advocate or sacrificial lamb, I am not sure – to lead off this discussion on the question, "Was Civilization a Mistake?", I would like to offer some preliminary thoughts. From the viewpoint of any non-civilized person, this consideration would appear to be steeped in irony. Here we are, after all, some of the most civilized people on the planet, discussing in the most civilized way imaginable whether civilization itself might be an error. Most of our fellow civilians would likely find our discussion, in addition to being ironic, also disturbing and pointless: after all, what person who has grown up with cars, electricity, and television would relish the idea of living without a house, and of surviving only on wild foods?|
|Library categories||Anarchism & Action, Neo-Luddism|
The Primitivist Critique of Civilization [104.7 kilobytes]