Friday, April 24, 2009

Still keeping an eye on an eye for an eye

Having commented on Jared Diamond's New Yorker article on New Guinea tribal vengeance, I note the lawsuit it has apparently inspired with interest.

Not that the general conclusions about vengeance will be affected if it turns out that there are some inaccuracies here (similar patterns are well documented all over: I am currently reviewing a book on homicide in Europe over the last half-millennia that contains countless versions of the same thing); nonetheless, the truth needs to be either unearthed or defended in this case.

Any further insight/sources you might have, would be very welcome.

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