Mankind Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 48, No. 2, Winter

A Journey to the Tribal Omo Region of Ethiopia
Ethnologists are rapidly being deprived of the opportunity to study communities untouched by modernity. Although it is presented in the form of a travelogue, the author of this paper, a geographer, has provided us with an up-to-date (2007) intriguing...
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Eugenics and the Jew
Sir Francis GaltonReprinted from The Jewish Chronicle of July 29, 1910Sir Francis Galton (1822-1911), the brilliant creator of the science of modern statistics who coined the term "eugenics," is universally recognized as the father of the eugenics movement....
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Female Hierarchies
Female Hierarchies Editors: Lionel Tiger and Heather T. Fowler With a new introduction by Lionel Tiger Transactions Publishers, 2007It may justifiably be said that Lionel Tiger, Robin Fox and Robert Ardrey were prime pioneers in the emergence of sociobiology....
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Genes for Mental Ability: More Data from Iceland
A study of Icelandic scholars who achieved high scores in mathematics and science on the written final examination at the local university preparatory school reveals an increased rate of myopia as well as psychosis among them and their relatives. These...
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Human Diversity Reflected in Levels of Purchasing Power Parity, Democratization and the Human Condition
Samuel P. Huntington (1997: 20) argues that the potentially most dangerous enmities occur across the fault lines between the world's major civilizations. Therefore it is worthwhile to explore civilizational differences. This paper tests a hypothesis...
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Kitaani: A South Ossetian Village in Transition
Simpler folk communities in hitherto remote areas are under increasing pressure as modernization proceeds, especially when these represent minorities that have found themselves suddenly under new governments controlled by ethnically different populations....
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Multiculturalism without Culture
Multiculturalism without Culture Anne Phillips Princeton University Press, 2007The title of this book is arresting, though it does not take a moment of time before one asks, is that not a contradiction of terms? It may have been with the purpose of inciting...
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Nordic Moral Climates: Value Continuities and Discontinuities in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden
Nordic Moral Climates: Value Continuities and Discontinuities in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden Ulla V. Bondeson Transaction Books, 2007Scandinavia has long been regarded as characterized by a high level of morality, although extra-marital sexual...
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Race Differences in Intelligence, Creativity and Creative Achievement
Race differences in intelligence are generally consistent with differences in the historical record of creative achievement in the arts and sciences. The North East Asians (classical Mongoloids) and the European Caucasoids have the highest intelligence...
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Recent Books on Jewish Eugenics: A Triple Review
Jewish Tradition and die Challenge of Darwinism Editors: Geoffrey Cantor and Marc Swetlitz Other contributors: Shai Cherry, Raphael Falk, Carl Feit, Ira Robinson, Rena Selya, Lawrence Troster, Richard Weikart University of Chicago Press, 2006, 260 pages...
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The Last Days of Europe: Epitaph for an Old Continent
The Last Days of Europe: Epitaph for an Old Continent Walter Laqueur St. Martin's Press, 2007It is significant that Walter Laqueur has joined the growing chorus now pointing to the extraordinary demographic transformation occurring in Europe. He has...
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The Scope of Eugenics
Harold Joseph LaskiReprinted from the Westminster Review, July 1910Harold Joseph Laski (1893-1950) was a Marxist professor of political science at the London School of Economics and the author of twenty-six books and probably thousands of articles. A...
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The Shona Ethic of Ukama with Reference to the Immortality of Values
This article explains that the ethic of Ukama held by the Shona people of Zimbabwe implies an ethical concern for the well-being of future generations because of the primacy it gives to kinship/relatedness and the immortality of values. This article...
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