The Political Animal

Human History as Natural History

Take My Wife, Please!

Once upon a time, one of Henny Youngman's ancestors offered his wife to a pharaoh--and got compensated for it. Since then, history has repeated itself. In a Darwinian world, that makes sense. Though as Henny Youngman would have put it, "The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret." Read More

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Laura Betzig, Ph.D., is a Darwinian historian at work on her fourth book, The Badge of Lost Innocence: A History of the West.

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