David Graeber, David Wengrow: The Dawn of Everything (Hardcover, 2021, Signal) 4 stars

For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike--either free and equal …

deep and interesting

5 stars

the main thesis of this book is an attack on the just-so story of how civilizations always progress through hunter-gatherers to agriculture and urbanism followed by a "modern" state. it builds this thesis very thoroughly.

an extremely important and well-written sholarly book.