America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our by Gar Alperovitz

By Gar Alperovitz

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-The Christian Century

"Highly readable; first-class for college students. . . . A tonic and eye-opener for a person who desires a politics that works."
-Jane Mansbridge, Adams Professor, John F. Kennedy college of presidency, Harvard University

"America past Capitalism comes at a serious time in our history-when we know our method isn't operating yet we aren't certain what may be performed approximately it. This ebook takes us open air the confines of orthodox pondering, imagines a brand new lifestyle jointly, after which brings that imaginative and prescient again into truth with a collection of eminently useful rules that promise a very democratic society."
-Howard Zinn, writer of A People's background of the United States

"Succeeds brilliantly in taking the Jeffersonian spirit into the final bastion of privilege in the USA, delivering possible suggestions for making the yankee financial system person who is actually of, through, and for the people."
-Jeremy Rifkin, writer of the ecu Dream: How Europe's imaginative and prescient of the long run Is Quietly Eclipsing the yank Dream

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-Juliet Schor, writer of The Overspent American: Why we need What We Don't Need

"A compelling and convincing tale of the future."
-William Greider, writer of The Soul of Capitalism: establishing Paths to an ethical financial system

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Witches inserted small portions of the brain into the food or drink of their victims. After the victim had eaten, or drunk, the witch turned the plate or mug upside down. 25 Sejeso was a mysterious slow poison. Once ingested it transformed into a snail, frog, lizard, or snake that gradually devoured the victim’s body from inside. Witches manufactured dihlare from herbs, roots, animal fats and human bodily substances. A type of sehlare called sefolane was placed on footpaths, entered the body through the soles of the feet and caused paralysis of the legs.

Their trainees interpreted persistent pains, infertility and bouts of aggression as signs that alien spirits had entered the bodies of their clients. Three categories of spirits were identified by the languages they spoke: the Malopo, who were Sotho spirits; the Ngoni (derived from the word Nguni), those of Tsonga, Zulu and Swazi ancestors; and the fierce Ndau who came from Musapa in Mozambique. Spirit possession involved a degree of culpability. The Ngoni spirits of Swazi warriors possessed the descendants of those who killed them at Moholoholo.

A woman was expected to give birth at her husband’s homestead. Should she deliver at her parental home she would pollute the entire household. In this case she and the child’s progenitor had to sprinkle goat’s chyme around the yard to cool the home. Miscarriages and abortions caused both the mother and the foetus to be fisa. Because the foetus had never seen the outside world, it was ila (taboo) to bury it in the sun. A foetus younger than three months was buried in a damp spot by the river side, any foetus older than this inside the homestead.

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