Columbus and Other Cannibals The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism

ISBN-10: 1583227814
ISBN-13: 9781583227817
Edition: 2008
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Description: Celebrated American Indian thinker Jack Forbes' Columbus and Other Cannibals was one of the founding texts of the anti-civilization movement when it was first published in 1978. His history of terrorism, genocide, and ecocide told from a Native  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication date: 11/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 233
Size: 5.40" wide x 8.00" long x 0.60" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Celebrated American Indian thinker Jack Forbes' Columbus and Other Cannibals was one of the founding texts of the anti-civilization movement when it was first published in 1978. His history of terrorism, genocide, and ecocide told from a Native American point of view has inspired America's most influential activists for decades. Frighteningly, his radical critique of the modern "civilized" lifestyle is more relevant now than ever before. Identifying the Western compulsion to consume the earth as a sickness, Forbes writes: "Brutality knows no boundaries. Greed knows no limits. Perversion knows no borders. . . . These characteristics all push towards an extreme, always moving forward once the initial infection sets in. . . . This is the disease of the consuming of other creatures' lives and possessions. I call it cannibalism." This updated edition includes a new preface by the author and an introduction by Derrick Jensen.

Jack D. Forbes is a professor emeritus of Native American studies and anthropology at the University of California, Davis.

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