The role of Mimesis in history is the cause of all human achievement?

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Scott Garrels writes of Girard’s conclusions,

“He further concluded not only that imitation was essentially human, but that it was the founding social force that propelled proto-humans to establish culture and religion through primitive forms of ritual sacrifice – a social mechanism that contained escalating in-group violence by deflecting it against an outside or surrogate victim. (2-3).”

Okay, so I’m only on page 3 after reading the preface, but this is going to be a wonderful book.

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