Presswatch

Program: 
Presswatch
Air date: 
Thu, 01/29/2009 - 9:00am - 10:00am

Host Theresa Mitchell speaks with Jack D. Forbes, author of "Columbus and Other Cannibals." Forbes is professor emeritus and former chair of Native American Studies at the University of California at Davis. He was instrumental at the start of the Native American Movement in 1961, and went on to found Native American Studies programs across the country as well as an indigenous university.

When first published in 1978, "Columbus and Other Cannibals" was one of the founding texts of the anti-civilization movement. Using the concept of the "Wetiko" psychosis, the disease of cannibalism, Forbes attempts to understand the "civilized" world in terms of its actions and goals. It is only when we understand this true nature of terrorism - the "Wetiko" psychosis - can we know what we should really fear.

 

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