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The 20th c. version  of the argument was set off by Marshall Sahlins a 
half-century ago in "Notes on the Original Affluent Society,” in Man the 
Hunter, ed. R.B. Lee and I. DeVore 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_affluent_society 
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Original_affluent_society>>. Twenty years later 
Ernest Gellner extended the account in Plough, Sword and Book.


> On Mar 3, 2018, at 6:55 AM, Louis Proyect via Marxism 
> <marxism@lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:
> 
> An odd analysis by David Graeber and David Wengrow that challenges what they 
> describe as the Rousseauan theory of history, which supposedly romanticizes 
> hunting and gathering societies and sees agriculture as a kind of original 
> sin that leads to class society. It is not just Rousseau that puts forward 
> such an analysis, of course. It is also Marxism as anybody who has read 
> "Origins of the Family" can attest.
> 
> https://www.eurozine.com/change-course-human-history/
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