Anthropologists Write on Arab Uprisings and US Foreign Policy

Paul Stoller in BigGovernment.com:  “If my many years living as a field anthropologist in sub-Saharan Africa are applicable, most senior diplomats appear to be far removed from the realities of the street…. With some exceptions, I would suggest, most of our senior diplomats and political officials do not know the street.”

Saba Mahmood in The Nation: The Architects of the Egyptian Revolution

“So what are the factors that birthed this historic expression of synergy and resistance?”

Maximilian Forte in Aljazeera: The Clinton Doctrine

“What kind of friend to Egyptians has the US been? How credible is its record of supporting democracy in Egypt? Does Obama believe the US will not be called to account?”

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