I would like to thank the editors of the Emory Law Journal for their comments and suggestions, and I would also like to thank Valerie Hudson, BJ Wray, and Richard Wrangham for their help with the development of this piece. Originally published in The Polygamy Question Univ. Abstract This Essay examines the link between polygyny, or one man who is married to multiple woman, and the physical security of women and children, and political rights and civil liberties using a unique dataset of countries drawn from the WomanStats Project. Controlling for the independent effects of gross domestic product and sex ratio, we find statistically significant relationships between polygyny and an entire downstream suite of negative consequences for men, women, children, and the nation-state, including the following outcomes:
I am personally not the biggest fan of non-fiction works and found some of the terminology difficult to understand. I did like the use of diagrams though, as this made the chapters look visual. Sadly, I lost interest and will not be finishing.
Two theses flow from this, one stated early on, the other only explicitly presented at the end. The first is that our networked age is not unique; in fact, it is the second such age, and lessons are to be gained from this, including that, from a historical perspective, networks are too often ignored in favor of focus on hierarchies.
The second is that networks with actual power are mostly anarchistic poison. Network theory forms the basis of "The Square and the Tower," which is full of spidery graphs with interlocking and overlapping lines of different thickness, connecting circular nodes of various sizes.
This is interesting enough, and sometimes even illuminating. It is true, though, that Ferguson elides a variety of definitional problems. For example, he does point out that a hierarchy is merely a kind of network, with limited or zero lateral connection between nodes.
Another problem is that what the actual connections that constitute a network are is never discussed. The reader realizes instinctively that not all network ties are created equal. This problem goes unaddressed and unsolved. By his own detailed admission in the Preface, Ferguson is an inveterate networker—not in the sense of handing out his card to strangers at cocktail parties, but in that he like his hero, Henry Kissinger is extremely well-connected.
As he admits, though, he has no power. Almost nobody reports to him and he is a member of no relevant hierarchy. In other words, he name-checks the Davoisie, the neoliberal elite. In itself that means little, but what Ferguson nowhere admits about networks is that they can offer their participants much, but they can also be insular and limiting.
Not that Ferguson seems either insular or limited—in fact, he seems remarkably open-minded in these days of ever increasing forced conformity, such as with his admission that he was wrong to vote against Brexit.
Nonetheless, the reader should probably remember that a network can be a prison as well as a key. Ferguson chooses to start his discussion of networks with talk of an imaginary network—the Illuminati.
There was a real Illuminati, of course, a German secret society in the late s, of the type favored by intellectuals of the time, which attracted quite a few prominent men, but was rapidly and permanently suppressed by the Bavarian government.
I have never been attracted to conspiracy theories, because they are irrational. But over any significant time frame, at some point some conspirator will find it profitable to betray the conspiracy, if for no other reason than to clear his conscience.May 18, · Originally posted by: BoberFett Originally posted by: Craig Originally posted by: arkcom I didn't read the whole thread, but this is what I think; 1.
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U.S.: Hold Steady. June 09, Earth Island Journal If we don't stabilize population growth, life as we know it is unlikely to continue. A history of ancient Babylon (Babylonia) including its cities, laws, kings and legacy to civilization.
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