Counterinsurgency Field Manual: Links to Discussions

The following is a list of links to some current discussions and debates taking place online surrounding David Price’s criticisms of the supposed scholastic soundness of the US Army and Marine Corps’ Counterinsurgency Field Manual: “Ivory Tower? Or Glass?” Small Wars Journal Regular readers here are aware that Dr. David Price is an ardent critic […]

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Shweder’s “True Culture War,” Part II

Before I continue, I wanted to counter any reader’s impression that the hidden aim of these posts is to somehow malign or criticize Shweder personally. I actually do not know him, we have never met, and what I recall that I might have read in the past certainly left me without a negative impression. I […]

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Richard A. Shweder: A True Culture War

In an Op-Ed titled, “A True Culture War,” in The New York Times, for Saturday, October 27, 2007, Richard A. Shweder made the following arguments: 1. That the pledge of the Network of Concerned Anthropologists, calling for an anthropological boycott of counterinsurgency support is understandable since, “these concerned scholars don’t want to make it easier for […]

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