Friday, July 8, 2011

Tribalism and Flash Mobs

Interesting that my daily reading of and should have brought me an article beginning with the fact "anthropological studies of the Turkana people, 'a nomadic society in east Africa that lacks a centralized government,' find that they can 'regularly muster armies of several hundred warriors, most of whom have never met before'" — The Ism That Won’t Go Away — followed immediately by one with the disturbing news that "poor youth are now starting to form mobs intent on looting and hurting others in the US" often with "racial undertones" — How to Deal With Flash Mobs.

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