Frans De Waal

Chimpanzee Politics Power and Sex Among Apes Publication date : January 1, 1995

Power moves, fights for influence, bluff, intimidation, opportunism, manipulation, the settling of scores.... There is nothing or almost nothing circling in the antechambers of power that we can't find mirrored in the social life of a colony of chimpanzees. In short, the roots of politics are perhaps older than humanity. A classic ethnological work.