That bloody 20th century
Posted Aug 28, 2011 17:22 UTC (Sun) by man_ls
In reply to: World Peace?
Parent article: LinuxCon: Clay Shirky on collaboration
To give some perspective: the combined death toll of all wars during the 20th century was 1% of the population -- meaning that only one in every 100 deaths in occidental countries was a result of war. Meanwhile, for the eco-friendly yanomami in the Amazon river, fights and squirmishes with their neighbors cause up to 33% of all male deaths. Talk about the good savage. (Source: Marvin Harris, "Cultural anthropology".)
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