Appearing in: The End of Good and Evil
"The problem in both human and ape history is that political power is built on physical power - and physical power is ultimately the power of violence or its threat."
Richard Wrangham is an anthropologist and primatologist. His research and writing have involved ape behavior, human evolution, violence, and cooking. He early career started as a researcher with Jane Goodall observering apes in Gombo, Tanzania. Wrangham has been instrumental in identifying behaviors considered "human-specific" in chimpanzees, including culture and chimpanzee self-medication. He is Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University.
"A fascinating new analysis of human violence, filled with fresh ideas and gripping evidence from our primate cousins, historical forebears, and contemporary neighbors" - Steven Pinker on The Goodness Paradox
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