Jun 1, 2022 • 2HR 27M

II Chiefs to Kings: Solid State War in the Bronze Age

How Statecraft and Group Identity Shifted Male Instincts

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How men came to be men. By Ruwan Meepagala of the Ruwando Podcast: On Archetypal Male Psychology Volume 1 is on a History of Violence-- covering how the evolution of warfare has driven the evolution of masculine culture and psychology.
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There was no such thing as “war” in the Stone Age.

Only through certain social advancements was war made possible by the early states.

This episode covers:

  • History’s first war, first empire, and first fully centralized state.

  • The art of “statecraft” as an extension of the dominance hierarchy.

  • The fissure in male psychology as explained by Nietzsche’s Master and Slave Morality

  • Why we can blame bread (and rice) for the suppression of masculinity

  • How the Us vs. Them paradigm is constructed, and why it was necessary

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A short bibliography and other resources shared at historyofman.substack.com