February 6, 2013

RAZIB KHAN: Jared Diamond And the Anthropologists. “I want to be clear that I think Jared Diamond is wrong on a lot of details, and many cultural anthropologists are rightly calling him out on that. But, they do a disservice to their message by politicizing their critique, and ascribing malevolence to all those who disagree with their normative presuppositions. Scholarship is hard enough without personalized politicization.” For some, it’s all about the personalized politicization.