The Universality of Inequality

Instead of looking for explanations for the fact of inequality, anthropologists should look for the explanation for the notion of equality.

-Nicolas Gomez Davila 

the mere mentioning of caste has egalitarians and moderns shocked to indignation
the mere mentioning of caste has egalitarians and moderns shocked to indignation

When a historian or anthropologist studies history or human culture they are constantly appalled by how there is a universal aspect of inequality that predominates all societies. Academicians are taught to teach nothing but “facts” and complete objectivity without even a hint of impartiality, yet by presupposing as a “normal” starting point an egalitarian society they have already begged in question implicitly in favor for their own cultural context. Of course they question everything that all humans have taken for granted in all societies such as sex roles, rankings, families, religion, and government yet are completely absent in turning the lens of introspection upon … Read More