Whether ‘the political animal’ literally exists Ton Lemaire only ventures to say about the chimpanzee. But that animals differ much less from humans than was assumed for a long time, he’s quite sure about that. That’s why he pleads for a new universal morality, which he calls humanimalism.
Slightly over two months ago, the ‘Brexit’ vote took place, leaving a lot of us in horror, lethargy, or at least confusion. If our confusion has receded as time has gone by, it is because we have become used to this new reality, not because it started making sense. Does it bring clarification when we interpret it in the context of the Anthropocene?