Joseph Atwill Explains “Weaponizing Anthropology.”

Rebellion and non-conformity have been the hottest-selling consumer products of the last sixty years.

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http://www.amazon.com/Weaponizing-Anthropology-Science-Militarized-Counterpunch/dp/1849350639

Weaponizing Anthropology documents how anthropological knowledge and ethnographic methods are harnessed by military and intelligence agencies in post-9/11 America to placate hostile foreign populations. … Price’s inquiry into past relationships between anthropologists and the CIA, FBI, and Pentagon provides the historical base for this expose of the current abuses of anthropology by military and intelligence agencies. … Price examines the specific uses of anthropological knowledge in military doctrine that have appeared in a new generation of counterinsurgency manuals and paramilitary social science units like the Human Terrain Teams.

TLDR; In the 1950s USA looked at the tactics of the USSR in dealing with “inferior tribes.” The USSR encouraged various non-Russian tribes/ethnos in the Empire to embrace earlier folk customs. The Russians took a “spectator” role and the inferior tribe took a “performance” role.

Instead of integration into the Russian tribe, or technological and social advancement leading to competition with…

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I like fast cars, fast women and southern-fried rock. I have an ongoing beef with George Orwell. I take my name from a character in Plato's "Republic" who was exasperated with the kind of turgid BS that passed for deep thought and political discourse in that time and place, just as I am today. The character, whose name means "fierce fighter" was based on a real person but nobody knows for sure what his actual political beliefs were. I take my pseudonym from a character in an Adam Sandler song who was a obnoxious jerk who pissed off everybody.
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4 Responses to Joseph Atwill Explains “Weaponizing Anthropology.”

  1. Pingback: Joseph Atwill Explains “Weaponizing Anthropology.” | Neoreactive

  2. Ryu says:

    How do we cure this, Thrashy? It makes a good point.

    • HR has recently been making the point that all the public WN activists are idiots, at best distractions and at worst agents of provocation. I agree completely with this. My unfinished “Mass Politics” series attempts to explain why and how this works for progressive causes, but not others. Briefly because the people in charge want it to work this way. Public politics is a pointless waste of time. Everything has to be private, but I’m still trying to figure how to do that.

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