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When history needs to be rewritten: Teotihuacán, Mesopotomia, Tlaxcala

The Dawn of Everything. A New History of Humanity
"BULLSHIT THEORIES": We have been wrong: Advanced societies did not come with agriculture. Rather, people have lived freely and egalitarianly both before and after some became farmers, Graeber and Wengrow show in The Dawn of Everything. While Nikole Hannah-Jones provides a whole new understanding of American history with her 1619 book.

I was in the rainforest in the interior of Sumatra, the northernmost island of Indonesia, in the late 90's. We were a small study group that was to be among the first foreigners, apart from a Norwegian social anthropologist, who got to visit the legendary talent of the Mamak people – an indigenous people who lived deep inside Bukit Tigapuluh ("The Thirty Hills").

A few miles away lived "ordinary." . .

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Dag Herbjørnsrud
Former editor of MODERN TIMES. Now head of the Center for Global and Comparative History of Ideas.

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