Weaponizing Anthropology: An Overview

Weaponizing Anthropology: Social Science in Service of the Militarized State. By David H. Price. Published by CounterPunch and AK Press, Petrolia and Oakland, CA, 2011. ISBN-13: 9781849350631. 219 pages. For students already in anthropology and those interested in perhaps becoming anthropology students, for those researching the history and political economy of the social sciences, and… Read More Weaponizing Anthropology: An Overview

Challenging America’s Pharaoh: A Revolutionary Movement and the Future of Egyptian (In)dependence

Originally published by CounterPunch, and reproduced with permission of the author. By DAVID H. PRICE Anyone who has lived in Egypt for an extended period of time or has traveled there for extended stays over the past thirty years should not be surprised at the current uprising.  The only surprising thing is that this uprising… Read More Challenging America’s Pharaoh: A Revolutionary Movement and the Future of Egyptian (In)dependence

The Leavenworth Diary: Double Agent Anthropologist Inside the Human Terrain System

[Max Forte: The following article by John Allison, an anthropologist and former employee of the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System, offers us an inside look at the workings of HTS and its training program, adding to a growing body of insider accounts published as leaks to John Stanton’s many articles, as comments on this blog… Read More The Leavenworth Diary: Double Agent Anthropologist Inside the Human Terrain System

Grace McFate: Anthropology, Avatar, and the Human Terrain System in the Italian Press

In some overdue posts, including this and the next one or two, I draw your attention to how the mass mediated propaganda for the Human Terrain System has spread to elements of the European press. Back on 05 March 2010, one of Italy’s oldest and most prominent–not to mention right wing–dailies, Corriere della Sera, carried… Read More Grace McFate: Anthropology, Avatar, and the Human Terrain System in the Italian Press