Interview with Fredrik Barth

Envisioning a More Public Anthropology An Interview with Fredrik Barth April 18th, 2001 Fredrik Barth: Let me begin with a general preamble to our conversation. Since anthropology draws on the ethnography of the whole world—as it must and should—it has a unique potential to supplement Western science and Western humanism. It can contribute broadly to human thought, to human...

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Interview with Noam Chomsky

Interview with Noam Chomsky

Intellectuals and the Responsibilities of Public Life An Interview with Noam Chomsky May 27th 2001 THE MORAL ROLE OF INTELLECTUALS Robert Borofsky: You write, in Powers and Prospects, that “the responsibility of a writer as a moral agent is to try to bring the truth about matters of human significance to an audience that can do something about them.” Would you generalize that to...

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