Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure : "Beyond Civilization" could just as easily be called "The Manual for Change". In this most galvanizing of books, Daniel Quinn presents a radical notion of our current world as a temporary experiment in social organization...and one that isn't doing so well. He then offers clear and viable alternatives that provide us an "escape route" to a future that is literally beyond civilization. Through examples from his own life he shows how it is possible to live a more tribal or group-focused existence - one that harkens back to circus troops or gypsies. Quinn believes that if just some of us are willing to live differently - in a more symbiotic, less consumption-oriented way - we will be able to effect enough change to reverse the impact of civilization. He explores other past and present cultures, examining what their failures and successes can teach us about how to live. Through his powerful message and thought-provoking questions, Quinn inspires each of us to change the fundamental way that we live.
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