Humanitarian Imperialism in Libya: Another Review of Slouching Towards Sirte

Slouching Towards Sirte: NATO’s War on Libya and Africa Maximilian Forte Montreal, Baraka Books, 2012 341 pp, $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978 -1 -926824-52 -9 The post-WW II anti-colonialism is now reversed with a neocolonial thrust to Middle-East and Africa. The case of recent attack on Libya by NATO powers in support of the rebels against… Read More Humanitarian Imperialism in Libya: Another Review of Slouching Towards Sirte

Book Review: The Tribal Imagination—Civilization and the Savage Mind, by Robin Fox

The Tribal Imagination: Civilization and the Savage Mind. Robin Fox. Harvard University Press. Hardcover. ISBN 9780674059016. Publication: March 2011. 432 pages, 28 line illustrations, 3 maps. Professor Robin Fox is one of those mildly conservative, somewhat eccentric, Englishmen that even we Irish Revolutionaries cannot help but find likeable. I had read his The Red Lamp of Incest some years ago, and… Read More Book Review: The Tribal Imagination—Civilization and the Savage Mind, by Robin Fox

Zero Anthropology: Top Articles for 2013 That You Probably Missed and Shouldn’t Have

This was a year of giant losses, especially with the passing of monumental figures such as Hugo Chávez (March 5) and then Nelson Mandela exactly nine months later (December 5). While Chávez’s successor seems to have rebounded successfully, lengthening his electoral lead in what is already the second election victory for Venezuela’s ruling PSUV since… Read More Zero Anthropology: Top Articles for 2013 That You Probably Missed and Shouldn’t Have

The Great Nothingness of Libya, Two Years After Muammar Gaddafi

The notion of a “Libya” has ceased to have any meaningful practical application. As a concept that either refers to some degree of national unity, an imagined community, sovereignty (however that may be understood), or the exercise of authority by a state over the territory within its borders, “Libya” has been driven back to the… Read More The Great Nothingness of Libya, Two Years After Muammar Gaddafi