RE: Rumsfeld Says He May Drop New Office of Influence

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Date: Fri Mar 08 2002 - 11:34:29 GMT

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            <I took your comment about not romanticizing indigenous peoples as a
    call for
    > objectivity. No matter from which part of the globe one stems, if the
    > human
    > psyche is taken to be universal, all human groups are potentially
    > bloodthirsty and exploitative, given the proper historic circumstances and
    > means at their disposal.>
    > Yep, objectivity is what I was on about. The noble/savage human in the
    > state of nature, the Rousseau/Hobbes conflict, to me is a misnomer.
    > Humans are capably of social and anti-social behaviour, acts of both can
    > either be remembered/recorded or forgotten/erased. And as you say
    > circumstances or environment can influence the extent of behaviours one
    > way or the other.
    > Vincent

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