Why Our World Is the Way It Is
Instead of the epic, alien force of our imagination, anthropologist Monique Layton argues that evil is intrinsic to our humanity, constantly evolving with modern notions of morality.
Much of the world’s suffering, she argues, can be traced back to the individual actions of ordinary people trying— and failing—to maintain a static social order.
Monique Layton is the former Associate Director of the Centre for Distance Education (Criminology Programs) at Simon Fraser University and resides in Vancouver. She was raised in North Africa and educated in France and Britain. After moving to Canada, she obtained degrees in comparative literature (MA) and cultural anthropology (PhD). Layton is the author of a number