The Conversation With OWS

When talking about Occupy Wall Street, it has become necessary to distinguish between the ordinary people with legitimate complaints, and the organizers who may or may not have their own plan. Since the anarchists made themselves known at OWS, one hesitates to say anything negative about them for fear of sabotaging the people’s protest. The…

Nomads and City Dwellers: Institutions, Worldview

The following discussion of the nomadic life is focused on Arabia and ancient Israel. The position of women will be discussed in a separate article. Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions Roland de Vaux The Bible is not reliable for ethnographic information. And although ethnographic studies have been carried out on sheep-breeding tribes who are beginning…