“The peaceful ethos of the Ladakhis has much to teach modern Americans, whose comparatively violent way of life is morally suspect,” Uwe Gielen writes in a recent paper. “The comparison between the Ladakhi and the American ethos suggests that the American ethos is inherently flawed” (p.181). These forceful statements conclude a paper that describes the […]

Colin Turnbull’s The Forest People describes the Ituri Forest and the Mbuti who live there. But how well has the forest protected them during the recent wars in Eastern Congo? This question should haunt anyone fascinated by the forest-dwelling peoples that Turnbull portrayed over 40 years ago in his international best seller, plus his other, […]