Behavior: Margaret Mead: 1901-1978

She was fond grandmother to the global village

A reporter turning up at one of her lectures at Manhattan's American Museum of Natural History noted that the speaker somehow managed to discuss museums, stones, stuffed birds, cave paintings, Cro-Magnon man, children, parents, grandparents, dinosaurs, whales, the possibility of life in outer space, education, the youth revolution of the 1960s, the oneness of the human species, pollution, evolution, growing up in New Guinea, relations between the sexes, communes and the fragmentation of communities.

The list was typical. Margaret Mead was a small woman, but she got around. She spoke volubly and carried a forked...

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