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On Human Nature: A Few Resources

“Humans, in short, are yet another primate with an intense and rich social life — a fact that raises the question of whether primatology can teach us something about a rather important part of human sociality, war and peace.”

Sapolsky, R. (2006) natural_history_of_peace (PDF)

“The mutual-aid tendency in man has so remote an origin, and is so deeply interwoven with all the past evolution of the human race, that it has been maintained by mankind up to the present time, notwithstanding all vicissitudes of history.”

Kropotkin, P (1902) Mutual Aid (Via D, Ward.  Full Text Online)