Against the Grain

In Defense of the Neolithic

Are we, as a species, at war with nature? We might think so, given the ways that our planet has been ecologically ravaged. But has it always been that way? Have we, since at least the dawn of settled agriculture, destroyed the natural world around us? Scholar James McGregor argues that the history of our relationship — or interrelationship — with nature is much more complex and hopeful. He speaks in defense of the Neolithic era, when farming and the domestication of animals started in the Fertile Crescent.

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