Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes by Frans de Waal

By Frans de Waal

The nice apes, like people, can realize themselves in mirrors. they impart by way of sound and gesture, shape bands alongside what can purely be known as political traces, and occasionally have interaction in what's very sincerely geared up war. (Less usually, too, they perform cannibalism.) In Chimpanzee Politics Frans de Waal, an established scholar of simian habit, analyzes the habit of a captive tribe of chimpanzees, evaluating its activities with these of ape societies within the wild. What he unearths is frequently no longer friendly: chimps appear in a position to impressive deviousness and savagery, which has seen implications for the habit their human cousins occasionally convey.

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A huge steel mill was built just outside of Kraków, whose technology was not only outmoded before it was constructed, but also poisoned the air, land and water of the city and the surrounding region. The acid rain it produced was corroding statues that had endured since the thirteenth century. During the 1970s, Poland modernised its industry and destroyed many of its older factories. It soon found that it needed machinery and parts that its antiquated equipment had not used. 2 Nomenklatura The rational pursuit of self‑interest by the privileged elite created these apparent irrationalities.

321.  Torańska 1987, p. 187.  Markiewicz 1974, p. 243.  Kolankiewicz and Lewis 1988, p. 52. Patronage and Corruption in Communist Poland • 39 constituency’ of the regime. Indeed, there appears to have been a measure of desperation as they sought to increase the number of workers in the Party leadership. Orders would be initiated to advance a specified number of workers into managerial positions: from the Województwo to every Powiat to every larger factory comes a directive: five or six people have to be moved to managerial positions regardless of their competency.

Blazynski 1979, p. 3.  Wilczyński 1984, p. 78.  Majkowski 1985, pp. 163–4; Kuroń 1990, p. 33.  Kemp-Welch 1983, p. 81. 72 As a result, though the Polish economy progressed, the standard of living did so much more slowly.  The early 1950s were the time when people quite simply suffered from hunger. 75 Janina Bauman, a Party member at that time, recalled: Despite all the promises, the standard of living dropped and inflation was rising.  rationing was introduced. Meat became a rarity and only those with an income well above average could afford to eat it often.

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