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A Language Older Than Words Chapter Summary & Analysis - Silencing; Coyotes, Kittens and Conversations; and Taking a Life Summary

Derrick Jensen
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Silencing; Coyotes, Kittens and Conversations; and Taking a Life Summary

In his book, A Language Older Than Words, Derrick Jensen attempts to make sense of the atrocities that humans do to each other and to the world in which they live. He speaks of the need for intercommunication between all species: animal, humans and plants; as well as a renewed realization of our interdependence on the entire world and all that is in it. Jensen suggests that in order for positive changes to be made in the world, those that act in ways that are destructive must be made extinct in order to save the world.

In the chapter of his book entitled "Silencing," Jensen introduces the idea that people ignore and create lies to cover up facets of humanity that they don't want to believe exist. He also argues that...

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