Far from being the basis of the good society, the family, with its narrow privacy and tawdry secrets, is the source of all our discontents.

— Edmund Leach

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How can a modern anthropologist embark upon a generalization with any hope of arriving at a satisfactory conclusion? By thinking of the organizational ideas that are present in any society as a mathematical pattern.

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The violence in the world comes about because we human beings are forever creating barriers between men who are like us and men who are not like us.

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Truth is a totality, the sum of many overlapping partial images.

History, on the other hand, sacrifices totality in the interest of continuity.

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