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Handshakes: A Window Into Violence

A handshake is a ritual of imitation that signals equality and peace. Breaking its rules ever-so-slightly reveals the extent of our mimetic impulses.

Covid-19 has threatened the survival of the handshake. (It turns out that a handshake is not very hygienic, and most of us have gotten used to elbow bumps or Namaste gestures anyway.)

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Luke Burgis

Luke Burgis

Author of “WANTING: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life.” Find more at read.lukeburgis.com