It’s sentences like the above that remind me why I love Gwynne Dyer. We need more thinkers like him in our world. I can’t stress that enough.
Really you should read his latest column about why tyranny has long played a big role in civilization, and why egalitarianism is humanity’s default operating system.
His book War is one of the most important things I’ve ever read. I think I’m going to crack it open and re-read a chapter or two right now.