I’m afraid I can’t agree that the kibbutzim represent “the modern form of tribal life.” They’re communes, belonging to the same tradition as the Amish or the Shakers (who would certainly disavow any similarity to aboriginal tribes). For an example of “the modern form of tribal life,” I’d direct you to the circus (though not, of course, ones like Barnum & Bailey, which have become simply big businesses). You’ll see these distinctions examined in detail in my forthcoming Beyond Civilization: Humanity’s Next Great Adventure.

UPDATE: 26 Dec 1998
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