AMERICAN COUNTERINSURGENCY, by Roberto J. González (U. Chicago Press, 2009)

(…apparently, this is another “Counterinsurgency Day” on Open! (A)nthropology…) Like all counterinsurgency projects, it is designed to control or suppress popular movements. This runs completely counter to normal anthropological approaches which seek to bridge societies by promoting cross-cultural understanding. You can be a counterinsurgent, or you can be an anthropologist, but you can’t be both. […]

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