Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure (Paperback)

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In Beyond Civilization, Daniel Quinn thinks the unthinkable. We all know there's no one right way to build a bicycle, no one right way to design an automobile, no one right way to make a pair of shoes, but we're convinced that there must be only one right way to live -- and the one we have is it, no matter what.

Beyond Civilization makes practical sense of the vision of Daniel Quinn's best-selling novel Ishmael. Examining ancient civilizations such as the Maya and the Olmec, as well as modern-day microcosms of alternative living like circus societies, Quinn guides us on a quest for a new model for society, one that is forward-thinking and encourages diversity instead of suppressing it. Beyond Civilization is not about a "New World Order" but a "New Personal World Order" that would allow people to assert control over their own destiny and grant them the freedom to create their own way of life right now -- not in some distant utopian future.

About the Author


Daniel Quinn is the author of "Ishmael, Providence: The Story of a Fifty-Year Vision Quest," and "The Story of B" and co-author
(with Tom Whalen) of "A Newcomer's Guide to the Afterlife."

Praise For…


"Beyond Civilization is the most solid, real, practical, and you-can-really-do-it book you'll ever find on how to save the world. Daniel Quinn has again proven he is one of our century's greatest and most insightful thinkers. The re-tribalization of the world: what an extraordinary possibility!"        
-- Thom Hartmann,         author of  The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight

"As always with Quinn, his argument is crystalline and reads like a thriller. He shows us that getting 'beyond' the mess of civilization doesn't mean changing human nature or setting off a revolution. We need only breathe new life into an ancient human strategy for survival. Quinn's plan is inspiring and devilishly clever."          
-- John Briggs,         author of Seven Life Lessons of Chaos

Product Details
ISBN: 9780609805367
ISBN-10: 0609805363
Publisher: Broadway Books
Publication Date: November 7th, 2000
Pages: 224
Language: English