The Origins of Human Violence! - Male Dominance, Ignorance, Religions & Willful Stupidity!

Cultural-Insight Books
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Despite the ages that have passed since homo sapiens developed the ability to think and behave in ways that transcended our animal origins-and in remarkable ways distinguished us from other primates-male humans in particular have continued to exhibit animalistic behavior, and today remain fixated on violence-not only toward other humans but also toward animals, other species of life, and the Earth itself. There is more to the story of why so many human males are prone to engage in violence-and remarkably, most of this story has to do with attempts by men to establish controls and high standards for human behavior that to an astonishing degree had the opposite effect. The author says the reason for this dichotomy is that these religious-inspired attempts were based on the misunderstanding, misuse and abuse of human sexuality combined with the fundamental ignorance and willful stupidity of human males. He explains why and how this incredible situation developed and continues today, and includes some extraordinary recommendations.
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Boyé Lafayette De Mente has been involved with Japan, China, Korea and Mexico since the late 1940s as a member of a U.S. intelligence agency, student, journalist, editor and author working out of Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mexico City. He is a graduate of Jochi University in Tokyo, and The American Institute for Foreign Trade (in 1953), now Thunderbird School of Global Management, in Glendale, Arizona, USA. De Mente wrote the first ever books on the Japanese way of doing business (Japanese Etiquette and Ethics in Business in 1959 and How to Do Business in Japan in 1962), and was the first to introduce the now commonly used Japanese terms wa, nemawashi, kaizen, tatemae-honne, shibui, sabi and wabi to the outside business world! His 70-plus other books run the gamut from language learning to the night-time "pink" trades in Japan, the role of bars, cabarets and geisha houses in business, the sensual nature of Oriental cultures, male-female relations, and understanding and coping with the Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Mexican mindset in business and social situations. He has also written extensively about the religious-based ethics and moralities of Eastern and Western cultures, particularly the influence of sexual repression on both males and females.

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Publisher
Cultural-Insight Books
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Published on
May 24, 2010
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Pages
132
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ISBN
9781452858463
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Language
English
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Genres
Psychology / Human Sexuality
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