The purpose of the article is a book review of Rutger Bregman’s “Humankind. A Hopeful History” by an anthropologist named CR Hallpike. But in refuting Bregman’s theory on how different types of human societies interact he points out the fact that regardless of whether you look at primitive hunter gatherers or modern western populations people distinguish between in group behavior and out group, us versus them.
Vox is touting Dr. Hallpike’s latest book, Darwinism, Dogma, and Cultural Evolution, which I think will be published by Vox Day’s Castalia House imprint. Seems like an interesting read. I may pick it up. Anyway, the essay is long but highly interesting to a non-anthropologist such as myself.