We Disagree to Agree Support for a particular cause can come from numerous sources and points of view, each representing different interests. Similarly, people can arrive at the site of a demonstration, united in protest against an injustice, having arrived there from many different routes (whether the routes are understood in terms of physical transportation,… Read More BDS, the AAA, and Academic Imperialism
The End of Debates? Having been asked (and declined) to write commentaries, or respond to one or another essay on the Human Terrain System (HTS) over the past 18 months, I realized that I had enough, and had said enough that it did not warrant repetition. However, unlike others who said their piece, I might… Read More The End of Debates About the Human Terrain System?
More damage done to the reputation of American, and perhaps all other anthropology, as news of anthropological support for American “pacification” efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan continues to gain attention in now almost all of the main US and international media. The latest, from TIME Magazine: Academic conferences tend to be fairly sedate affairs, at… Read More “Anthropologists on the Front Lines”