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Monogamy Is a Mismatch Disease

It represents a fundamental disconnect between nature and culture

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Are we built for lifelong monogamy?

Such is, after all, the bedrock of marriage, possibly humanity’s oldest institution — except, perhaps, for patriarchy. Hold the phone for a second while I unpack that. Marriage and patriarchy go together like pyramids and pharaohs. Both go…

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Adrian V. Cole

Adrian V. Cole

Writer of fiction & non fiction. Author of “Thinking Past: Questions and Problems in World History to 1750.” Politics Reporter at the American Independent