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Response to marmar (Original post)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 08:23 AM

2. Hey, I didn't know Snookie was pregnant until I read this- and

 

I follow the news closely. In fact, I didn't know about any of that stuff.

And Hedges wants it both ways- he wants to exalt "primitive" cultures and he wants to compare current western civ negatively to "primitive" cultures.

Native American civilizations certainly had their wonderful aspects, and like all cultures/civilizations had negative aspects as well.

Romanticizing these civilizations is a tad bit foolish. And despite acknowledging that Native American culture could be cruel and brutal, Hedges does just that. The other side of the coin is that he misrepresents and demonizes the Enlightenment. It's an extremist view of the world. I don't extremists. They all wipe out what they don't like with too much ease for me.

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