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Robert Gable

Regarding your question about violence and human nature, I'm not saying I endorse the idea but there's a 1970s novel Ecotopia by Callenbach which talks about how the Pacific Northwest re-organizes for a better, more organic life. But one surprising aspect was the need to create brutal but managed competitions between groups in order to drain some inherent "blood lust" pent up because the new society is generally cooperative and collaborative (and peaceful).

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