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Civil-izing viewed in retrospect

Does urban life uplift the human spirit?

Is the city a way to escape from the grim struggle of nature with predators & prey?

As we adapt to “second nature” what happens to our relationship with “first nature”?

Is urban culture a step above folk dances, folk songs, traditional handicrafts and the rest of rural culture?

What is the point of overcoming the instincts bred in people over millions of years living in non-urban environments… is it worth the struggle?

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