Okay, another Hot Book, about the Pure-Goddess Era* in Western history:
"Ancient humans were peaceful -- modern violence is avoidable." That's the basic message contained in Saharasia, a controversial "marriage of heresies" over 10 years in the making. It will change forever your way of looking at the world, your home culture, and current events. Saharasia constitutes a revolutionary new discovery on a geographic pattern to global human behavior. The first cross-cultural, anthropological, archaeological and historical survey of human family and social institutions, tracing human violence back in time to specific times and places of first-origin.
The full title of this 1998 winner is SAHARASIA: The 4000 BCE Origins of Child Abuse, Sex-Repression, Warfare and Social Violence, In the Deserts of the Old World.
I hafta get this one. No, don't tell me I can go to the library and get it -- it's obviously one I'll need to underline and scribble notes all over! Here are excerpts from other reviews:
"One of the most profound works I've ever come across...."
"A copy should be lodged in every public and school library ...."
"Even leading military experts cannot find much evidence for organized warfare prior to 3500 BCE...."
*"Pure-Goddess era" refers to times in the past in which people worshipped primarily Goddesses and few, if any, gods. The best evidence for such societies come from time periods roughly before 3000 - 4000 BC.