law of the jungle


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law of the jungle

Survival of the strongest, as in The recent price war among airlines was governed by the law of the jungle. This term, alluding to the jungle as a place devoid of ethics where brutality and self-interest reign, was first used by Rudyard Kipling in The Jungle Book (1894).
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The media, reporting on it, states that the law of the jungle took over.
Most of the world, he says, has always been ruled by tribalism, fanaticism, and the law of the jungle.
Rejecting violence as "the law of the jungle," the author said that Iraqis need each other to rebuild their countries, stressing that difference in opinion is a natural thing and a healthy phenomenon.
By Rima Merriman When it comes to imposing law and order on the Palestinians, what applies is not international humanitarian law, but the law of the jungle.
And it's the law of the jungle for anyone who ends up here as a prisoner.
A good man, but unfortunately, according to the KOTR necronomicon, there are to be NO SUBSTITUTIONS, as per the law of the jungle.
My learned friends, the barristers, certainly know about the law, if not the Law of the Jungle.
Atavistic forces are leading us down the path of mere survival in which machtpolitik and law of the jungle ensures that only the strongest of our species survive.
Now in the early hours of the twenty-first century, Bush returns international relations to the raw power politics of the nineteenth century and abandons international law for the law of the jungle.
who] seem to presume that the State of Israel may--or even must--behave in the realm of international relations according to the law of the jungle.
To brutalize our democratic institutions and constitutional processes to achieve instant change is to go back to the law of the jungle.
The story's piquancy lines us up with the cricket, against common sense, against natural selection, against the law of the jungle, just as it yokes us to donkeys, mice, rats, tortoises, frogs, and the other foolish and put-upon underlings who people the fabulous menagerie.
Is the law of the jungle the right one for human beings?
In his animal fantasies, like The Chief of the Herd (1929a) and Kari the Elephant (1922), the jungle is portrayed as an idyllic place where animal behavior is regulated by the law of the jungle and the social organization, habits, and interrelationships of animals.
In today's business world, it takes specialized and constant training to better equip managers to deal with the law of the jungle mentality that pervades the workplace.