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Columbus and Other Cannibals

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Written by Jack D. ForbesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jack D. Forbes
Foreword by Derrick JensenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Derrick Jensen

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
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  • Publisher: Seven Stories Press
  • On Sale: November 4, 2008
  • Price: $16.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-58322-781-7 (1-58322-781-4)
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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.