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By Catherine Besteman (Editor), Hugh Gusterson (Editor)

During this clean, literate, and biting critique of present considering on a few of contemporary most vital and debatable subject matters, major anthropologists tackle a few of America's most sensible pundits. This soaking up selection of essays matters such well known commentators as Thomas Friedman, Samuel Huntington, Robert Kaplan, and Dinesh D'Souza to chilly, challenging scrutiny and unearths that their writing is frequently misleadingly simplistic, culturally ill-informed, and politically harmful. blending serious mirrored image with insights from their very own fieldwork, twelve exotic anthropologists reply by way of supplying clean views on globalization, ethnic violence, social justice, and the organic roots of habit. They tackle such themes because the cave in of Yugoslavia, the patron practices of the yank terrible, American international coverage within the Balkans, and modern debates over race, welfare, and violence opposed to ladies. within the transparent, lively prose of the pundits themselves, those participants exhibit the hollowness of what usually passes as triumphing knowledge and passionately reveal the necessity for a humanistically complicated and democratic knowing of the modern world.Available: November 2004Pub Date: January 2005

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