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From the Archives: Claude Levi-Strauss

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French social anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss died over the weekend at the age of 100.  His theory of structuralism was a major influence on such titans of philosophy as Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida. Back in 1967, TNR's Patrick Gallagher reviewed his seminal work The Savage Mind, which sought to transform the way Western civilization looks at the native populations. Click here to give it a read.

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