On the last day of the [ASA 2006] conference [on cosmopolitanism and anthropology], Keith Hart declared (perhaps a touch harshly),
Anthropologists don’t care for cosmopolitanism. It’s just an excuse to come together. We’re not engaging in the world. We don’t talk about Iraq and Iran. Our detached discourse lacks wider relevance.
As I have since found out, many delegates would agree with Hart’s view, but perhaps didn’t dare to say so openly.
From Lorenz Khazaleh, p. 26:
Khazaleh, L. (2006). Cosmopolitanism and anthropology. Anthropology Today 22(4), 26.