In Defense of Diamond: robertphilen.blogspot.com recommends some non anthropology books for cultural anthropologists to read. And yes, he includes the book that everyone loves to hate: Guns, Germs, and Steel.
Military Primitivism? The San Diego Union-Tribune writes on Combat Hunter, a new Marine training program to stalk and kill enemies based on their senses and instincts. Says the director:
These are primal skills that we all have but that we evolved out of,” he added. “We are going back in time. The Marines who go through this program will never be the same. They’ll never look at the world the same again.
Keywords: Human Terrain Team just made Wired’s Jargon Watch.
Check your Data at the Door: The AAA Public Affairs Blog comments on Homeland Security Search and Seizure, and what it could mean for anthropologists carrying confidential information about their interlocutors.
Apologies: CNN recently posted a video segment on the possible Congressional apology to Native Americans.
No Cameras! Karen Nakamura was able to publish a ‘snippet’ of a recent article on her blog: A Case Against Giving Informants Cameras (and Coming Back Weeks Later).