20 April 2006

Galak article on `Damaged people'

There's a very interesting article we need to take notice of in this month's (Apr) Quadrant:
`A damaged people' by Michael Galak. The idea is that societies where people don't quietly queue (e.g. Russia and remote Aboriginal communities, both of which the author knows) have very high levels of public anxiety similar in principle to abused people in normal societies. The people in those disturbed societies are depressed, shout in public, harm themselves and others, have no initiative etc. Those of you with access to Quadrant might like to read it and post a comment; others interested can ask me and I'll send a copy.


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