Inspired in part by the book, 'The Chalice and The Blade' by Riane Eisler. This video is a collaborative effort between Ife Aziz ( http://www.youtube.com/PepperMintLIfe ) and Aaron Moritz ( http://www.theinfinityes.com ) made possible through the internet, which allowed us to reach out, empathize, and share ideas with one another. On many fronts, the fact that this video exists is a testament to the reality of what it puts forth; ultimately, a challenge to the theory that humans are hardwired for competition and aggression, rather than co-operation, and empathy.
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Learn how Riane's personal history as a Holocaust survivor, refugee in Cuba, and front line participant in the 1960's Women's Movement crystallized the questions that have animated her life-long scholarship and activism. Does it have to be this way? Is violence and cruelty just 'human nature'? Or are there alternatives - and if so, what are they?