intergenerational narcissism, evolution of polities, and cultural preparation for war.

Shan is a consultant at The Polarization and Extremism Research and Innovation Lab (PERIL) at American University, and, if I remember correctly, she has family experience of what she speaks about.
‘capitalism’ in the sense of a system of cultural legitimation for arbitrarily disproportionate economic distributions in relation to different kinds of contributions and contributors, based on arbitrary social divisions and hierarchies, which enable the exploiting group or class to legitimise or explain it away to themselves.

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