Lesson from the Bushmen

November 26, 2006

I’ve often seen Ran write about how we need to develop a culture that in many ways is like a hunter/gatherer community but has the wisdom to cope with encounters with civilised culture. I was always a bit sceptical about how this might work in practice but I’ve just discovered a piece of anthropology in a link that Jason left at Free Range Organic Human which gave me an inkling of what this culture might be like.
Eating Christmas in the Kalahari is an account by Borshay Lee of how the Bushmen taught him a lesson in managing the arrogance and coercion that lies at the heart of our culture.


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