Philippe Descola
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We Are Fueled by the Fat of Their Land
11 May 2010 // 5:00 PM

The "monstrous steel molochs" of industrialized civilization are fueled by petroleum and not literally by the "fat of the natives", though for the Achuar people, the subject of this classic narrative, that might be a distinction without a difference.

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