Eric Laursen

Eric Laursen is an independent journalist, historian, and activist. He is the author of The People’s PensionThe Duty to Stand Aside, and The Operating System. His work has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including In These Times, the Nation, and the Arkansas Review. He lives in Buckland, Massachusetts.

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Widening the ‘We’

Toxic polarization is the product of three factors in individual and social development, all of which can be traced back to the beginnings of human society: malignant bonding, the scarcity mind, and historical and trans-historical trauma.

April 15, 2024

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Ancient Roots: A Promising New Project to Organize Humanity’s Universal Heritage

An international group of researchers and data scientists are creating a comprehensive database of the world’s archaeological knowledge—and changing our understanding of humans’ prehistoric heritage.

September 12, 2023