Inside Higher Ed is running “a column”:http://insidehighered.com/news/2006/09/01/anthro on the AAA’s attempts to figure out the ethical implications of collaborating with the government’s intelligence community. The article covers topics famliar to anyone who has followed debates about this on AAA. What I find really interesting are the comments on the article, several of which denounce anthropology for, as two commentors put it, “working for the terrorists” and “undermining the foundations of freedom”. Another person suggests that since there are so many graduate students in anthropology the CIA could get all the analysts it needs in a year and a half! It will be interesting to see how the comments on the site will pan out — it’s fascinating to see some of the misunderstandings people have about the ethics and ease of our discipline.