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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:06 AM

1. Mimetic envy is part of the scapegoating behaviors that characterize politics

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Most people would rather sacrifice the innocent than ever attempt to punish the powerful. It just goes against their religion. Read Rene Girard, "Violence and the Sacred", on-line at Google Books:

Violence and the Sacred - René Girard - Google Books
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Ren Girard (1923-) was Professor of French Language, Literature and Civilization at Stanford Unviersity from 1981 until his retirement in 1995.Violence and the ...
http://books.google.com/books/about/Violence_and_the_Sacred.html?id=RGVKsW5rQ1kC

You won't look at politics, wars, authority, capitalism and religion the same way again.

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