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A Language Older Than Words Chapter Summary & Analysis - Seeking a Third Way Summary

Derrick Jensen
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Seeking a Third Way Summary

Jensen begins this chapter with the assertion that people are ultimately good, but act the way they do because they have the underlying fear that their needs for love and socialization won't be met. For this reason, they set up demands from others that they believe will help them to meet these needs. It is because of these demands that Jensen believes violence propagates in the world.

Jensen also addresses the topic of the role of public education in this chapter of his book. He seems to believe it is more than a means through which the educate students in book knowledge, but also a way to teach these students the proper way to act and react to the world. He writes that he believes public education is a way to break the wills of students, have them learn to cater...

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