There Is No Anti-Grain Consensus

A response to Rachel Laudan's "With the Grain"

  1. J. C. Scott, Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2017).

  2. M. Lind, ‘The Future of Food -- Ending Agriculture to Feed and Re-Wild the Planet’, The Breakthrough Institute, 2012,

  3. M. Sahlins, Stone Age Economics (Piscataway, New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 1974).

  4. D. Graeber and D. Wengrow, ‘How to Change the Course of Human History (at Least, the Part That’s Already Happened)’, Eurozine, 2018,; C. Power, ‘Gender Egalitarianism Made Us Human: A Response to David Graeber & David Wengrow’s “How to Change the Course of Human History”’, Libcom.Org, 2018,

  5. M. N. Cohen, Health and the Rise of Civilization (New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1989); K. Latham, ‘Human Health and the Neolithic Revolution: An Overview of Impacts of the Agricultural Transition on Oral Health, Epidemiology, and the Human Body’, Nebraska Anthropologist (2013).

  6. W. Scheidel, The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2017); T. Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century (Harvard University Press, 2014).

  7. M. J. Chappell, Beginning to End Hunger (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018).

  8. A. Sen, ‘Ingredients of Famine Analysis: Availability and Entitlements’, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 96 (1981).