The Lily-Pad Strategy
Check out David Vine’s groundbreaking piece at TomDispatch.com: "The Lily-Pad Strategy, How the Pentagon Is Quietly Transforming Its Overseas Base Empire and Creating a Dangerous New Way of War." Anthropologist David Vine, author of Island of Shame: The Secret History of the U.S. Military Base on Diego Garcia, has spent the last three years exploring the […]
Conspiracies are U.S. : On Making Up Truthers, Birthers and Deathers, Part 2
This is Part 2 of a two part series by Prof. Joshua Reno on conspiracies in the U.S. You can read Part 1 here. In the August 2011 issue of American Ethnologist, I discuss how it is that evidence becomes inadmissible, stopping us from giving an argument due consideration. According to Marilyn Strathern, the use […]
Conspiracies are U.S. : On Making Up Truthers, Birthers and Deathers, Part 1
It is both disturbing and fascinating to follow the role of conspiracy theories in U.S. politics over the last decade and their apparent relationship to the Internet. One could claim that nothing has really changed, that mysterious and powerful cabals have always played a significant part in the U.S. political imagination. Consider the Anti-Masonic Party […]
On Anthropological Secrets
Anthropologists, like all scholars, have their secrets. Anthropology Now, however, is dedicated to openness and participation, and as such, the online education section will help makes sense of some of those secrets to the interested layperson.