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By John Zerzan & Kevin Tucker

“Read it and you'll by no means consider civilization within the related manner again.”—Kirkpatrick Sale

This anthology approximately "the pathology of civilization" deals perception into how growth and expertise have ended in vacancy and alienation.

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Perhaps their favorite animals wandered away. These people were very fond of animals; they knew the animals as cousins. The wanderers are said to have walked to every woodland, plain and lakeshore of Eurasia. They walked or floated to almost every island. They walked across the land bridge near the northern land of ice to the southernmost tip of the double continent which would be called America. The wanderers went to hot lands and cold, to lands with much rain and lands with little. Perhaps some felt nostalgia for the warm home they left.

The larger economic context in which it operates, “as if by an invisible hand,” promotes the same dim conclusions about the hunting life. Scarcity is the peculiar obsession of a business economy, the calculable condition of all who participate in it. The market makes freely available a dazzling array of products all these “good things” within a man’s reach—but never his grasp, for one never has enough to buy everything. To exist in a market economy is to live out a double tragedy, beginning in inadequacy and ending in deprivation.

I feel no disposition to be satirical, when the trapper’s coat emits the odor of musquash even; it is a sweeter scent to me than that which commonly exhales from the merchant’s or the scholar’s garments. When I go into their wardrobes and handle their vestments, I am reminded of no grassy plains and flowery meads which they have frequented, but of dusty merchants’ exchanges and libraries rather. A tanned skin is something more than respectable, and perhaps olive is a fitter color than white for a man—a denizen of the woods.

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