Columbus and Other Cannibals: The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism
Introduction by Derrick Jensen
Celebrated American Indian thinker Jack D. Forbes's Columbus and Other Cannibals was one of the founding texts of the anticivilization movement when it was first published in 1978. His history of terrorism, genocide, and ecocide told from a Native American point of view has inspired Americas most influential activists for decades. Frighteningly, his radical critique of the modern "civilized" lifestyle is more relevant now than ever before. This updated edition includes a new chapter by the author and a foreword by Derrick Jensen.
"An early text that inspired the start of the anti-civilization movement … Writing from a Native American perspective, Forbes maintains a steady and humble tone throughout the text … It is the kind of history one doesn't need to read twice to absorb it … I think it's crucial that people read books like this." —Razorcake
"Cannibals is a work of philosophy and ideas … A welcome addition to the library of a new generation of scholars and activists who are seeking a philosophical framework for their work in indigenous studies." —American Indian Quarterly
About Jack D. Forbes
JACK D. FORBES (1934–2011) was professor emeritus and former chair of Native American Studies at the University of California at Davis. Of Powhatan-Renápe, Delaware-Lenápe, and non-Indian background, he founded the organization Native American Movement in 1961 and started Native American studies programs across the country. He has lectured around the world and is the author of twelve books.