WW archiveIssue 1044
05 February 2015
What can chimpanzees teach us about human nature?
Chris Knight of the Radical Anthropology Group explores the relationship between sex, language and culture
Many Darwinians argue that humans are basically apes, who are rank-conscious and violent, and that is why we have rape, war, hierarchy and inequality. As Darwin argued, we must have evolved from a primate, chimp-like ancestor, so it is no surprise that we are genetically very close. And if you think genes determine behaviour then it makes sense to argue that you cannot change human nature, so socialism is an unworkable dream.
Fools; Monoglots; Wandering who?; Wrong; Socialism on trial; Sceptics; A T-shirt away; Traumatic cuts; Alien oil
The Greens are under attack because of their ‘insane’ attitude towards the army. Meanwhile, observes Jack Conrad, the left continues its cowardly silence
Eddie Ford says Milburn and Hutton are doing their best to discredit Ed Miliband’s NHS plans. They are acting as Tory agents
At the end of the miners strike in 1984-85 the question became whether it was possible to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
There is no doubting who the main loser is following the election of the new president, reports Toby Abse
Who will blink first - Alexis Tsipras or Angela Merkel? Possibly neither, worries Paul Demarty
Democracy comes from below, not above, says Peter Manson
You're getting better, but Robbie Rix is a hard man to keep happy