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Single Idea 20689

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 7. Communitarianism / a. Communitarianism]

Full Idea

A person who lost her family and community around 1750 was as good as dead.

Gist of Idea

In 1750 losing your family and community meant death


Yuval Noah Harari (Sapiens: brief history of humankind [2014], 18 'Collapse')

Book Reference

Harari,Yuval Noah: 'Sapiens: a brief history of Humankind' [Vintage 2014], p.401

A Reaction

This is a very good advert for liberal individualism, and marks the downside of 'too much community'.