A Natural History of Peace by Thomas A. Gregor

By Thomas A. Gregor

A stimulating and leading edge attention of the idea that, motives, and perform of peace in societies either historical and glossy, human and primate.

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The reality of this vision, as in the instances of peace and health, can be demonstrated operationally.

Further, even a low rate of interpersonal violence Page xvi may have a massive impact on the psychological tranquility of a small community. This is especially the case where perpetrators and victims interact on a daily basis and are often close kin. Kung as essentially peaceful, nonetheless provides extended quotes from her informants that graphically describe the very high human cost of violence in a "peaceful" culture (1983). What are we to conclude from the literature? First, there are no cultures that wholly eliminate the possibility of interpersonal violence.

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