If early tribal societies didn't have strong leaders who could compel their people, how did they enforce justice?

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  1. sewblon says

    What exactly differentiates shame from the desire to be seen as virtuous?

    • Go back about ten pages, it was already explained. Shame is a corrective reaction, not the underlying drive.

  2. B.J. says

    Are things about to get nasty, brutish and short?

  3. There’s something the anthropologist David Graeber said in his book “Debt” that you reminded me of here; “Honour is surplus dignity* that must be defended with violence”
    *or ‘worth’ in your usage

    I feel like that might be more relevant to the next page, though.

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