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In this clean, literate, and biting critique of present considering on a few of modern-day most vital and debatable themes, best anthropologists tackle a few of America's best pundits.

This soaking up selection of essays topics such renowned commentators as Thomas Friedman, Samuel Huntington, Robert Kaplan, and Dinesh D'Souza to chilly, challenging scrutiny and reveals that their writing is usually misleadingly simplistic, culturally ill-informed, and politically risky. blending serious mirrored image with insights from their very own fieldwork, twelve amazing anthropologists reply through providing 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 shopper practices of the yank terrible, American international coverage within the Balkans, and modern debates over race, welfare, and violence opposed to girls. within the transparent, energetic prose of the pundits themselves, those individuals exhibit the hollowness of what usually passes as winning knowledge and passionately reveal the necessity for a humanistically advanced and democratic realizing of the modern world.

Available: November 2004

Pub Date: January 2005

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