Columbus And Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease Of Exploitation, Imperialism, And Terrorism

byJack D. ForbesForeword byDerrick Jensen

November 4, 2008|
Columbus And Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease Of Exploitation, Imperialism, And Terrorism by Jack D. Forbes
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Celebrated American Indian thinker Jack D. Forbes’s Columbus and Other Cannibals was one of the founding texts of the anticivilization 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 chapter by the author.
JACK D. FORBES (1934-2011) was professor emeritus and former chair of Native American Studies at the University of California at Davis. Of Powhatan-Renápe, Delaware-Lenápe, and non-Indian background, he founded the organization Native American Movement in 1961, and started Native American studies programs across the count...
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Title:Columbus And Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease Of Exploitation, Imperialism, And Terrorism
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:258 pages, 8 X 5.5 X 0.6 in
Shipping dimensions:258 pages, 8 X 5.5 X 0.6 in
Published:November 4, 2008
Publisher:Seven Stories Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781583227817

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