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Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Radical Anthropologist Finds Himself in Academic 'Exile'

 From the Chronicle of Higher Education...

"Who's afraid of David Graeber? Not the dozens of D.C.-area residents who showed up on a recent night at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library to hear the anthropologist and radical activist talk about his new book, The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement (Spiegel & Grau). Aimed at the mainstream, the book discusses Mr. Graeber's involvement in the Occupy Wall Street movement and the idea that principles drawn from anarchist theory—a wholesale rejection of current electoral politics, for starters, in favor of groups operating on the basis of consensus—offer an alternative to our present polity, which he calls "organized bribery" (or "mafia capitalism")."

David Graeber is putting out some great ideas, and apparently he is being punished for it.  Welcome to the American Dream, Dave!!