A Language Older Than Words - The Parable of the Box and Violence Revisited Summary & Analysis

Derrick Jensen
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The Parable of the Box and Violence Revisited Summary

In the chapter "The Parable of the Box," Jensen writes that sometimes when he first wakes up in the morning, he believes that none of the harsh realities of current culture are true. He next moves into a discussion of what causes a culture to be bad or good. One of the aspects of culture that he explores is the idea that relationships between people in nonaggressive cultures eliminate the polarity between selfishness and altruism. Jensen also believes that the way that a society handles wealth will also help to determine whether that society is good or bad.

Jensen finishes this chapter by talking about why change is not taking place even though leaders surface occasionally who try to bring change about. Jensen says that each person who could make changes in the...

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