Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism

Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism

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by Jack D. Forbes, Derrick Jensen
     
 

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Celebrated American Indian thinker Jack D. Forbes’s Columbus and Other Cannibals was one of the founding texts of the anticivilization movement when it was first published in 1978. His history of terrorism, genocide, and ecocide told from a Native American point of view has inspired America’s most influential activists for decades. Frighteningly, his…  See more details below

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Celebrated American Indian thinker Jack D. Forbes’s Columbus and Other Cannibals was one of the founding texts of the anticivilization movement when it was first published in 1978. His history of terrorism, genocide, and ecocide told from a Native American point of view has inspired America’s most influential activists for decades. Frighteningly, his radical critique of the modern "civilized" lifestyle is more relevant now than ever before.
Identifying the Western compulsion to consume the earth as a sickness, Forbes writes:
"Brutality knows no boundaries. Greed knows no limits. Perversion knows no borders. . . . These characteristics all push towards an extreme, always moving forward once the initial infection sets in. . . . This is the disease of the consuming of other creatures’ lives and possessions. I call it cannibalism."
This updated edition includes a new chapter by the author.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781583229828
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Sold by:
Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
830,686
File size:
285 KB

Meet the Author

JACK D. FORBES (1934-2011) was professor emeritus and former chair of Native American Studies at the University of California at Davis. Of Powhatan-Renápe, Delaware-Lenápe, and non-Indian background, he founded the organization Native American Movement in 1961, and started Native American studies programs across the country. He has lectured around the world and is the author of twelve books.

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Columbus and Other Cannibals 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A biased, one sided, narrow minded view of history. He misrepresents the slash and burn agriculture and endemic warfare of the first Americans while he distorts and grossly exagerates the actions of colonists. This is a very POOR work. It is a personal tirade rather than a work of academic value.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago