The Great Stage Theory Debate

The Great Stage Theory Debate

This page is for keeping track of key parts of the Great Stage Theory Debate. This will include the most relevant of my direct responses, but in general my work including regarding decolonization is available through the front page and menu bar and won't be duplicated here.

Since folks might land here without context for the HELLAMETAMODERNISM (formerly Apophany / Epiphany) site, I (Henry Andrews) will talk about myself in the 3rd person for the rest of the page.

Primary material

The original post (2021-10-08), with select comment links

Spin-off and reply posts on social media

Videos, podcasts, and articles

Nora Bateson with others:

Jon Freeman:

Henry Hamilton Andrews:

Hanzi Freinacht:


The Dawn of Everything (Graeber & Wengrow)

Select reviews and discussions of the book.  This does not attempt to be comprehensive.

Additional resources

In no particular order.  These are mostly things that someone linked in one of the above discussions that I found interesting or useful, whether I agree with them or not.