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Jared Diamond says don't demonise or idealise tribal people

Jared Diamond says don't demonise or idealise tribal people

Updated 22 February 2013, 18:09 AEST

Pulitzer prize-winning author Jared Diamond says traditional people should be neither demonised or idealised.

He's been under fire from a UK based NGO, Survival international over his latest book which they say suggests that tribal people engage in constant warfare, and need the benevolent hand of the state to stop them killing each other.

Appearing on ABC radio in Melbourne, Professor Diamond told host John Faine that the situation of tribal people is not easily categorised.

Presenter: John Faine

Speaker: American writer, Professor Jared Diamond

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