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Explore the debate and science of Anthropology.

October 1, 2019

Napoleon Chagnon, Anthropologist, Dies at 81

NAS

Napoleon Chagnon, a cultural anthropologist whose extensive field research created a classic in anthropology but also drew sharp criticism from his peers, has passed away. In memory, we republish an interview with Dr. Chagnon from Academic...

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May 3, 2016

How Anthropology Was Corrupted and Killed

Peter Wood

NAS President Peter Wood writes on how the American Anthropology Association's bandwagon vote to boycott Israeli academic institutions is a step toward toward the death of another academic discipline.

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February 18, 2016

How Anthropology was Turned from Intellectual Discipline into Political Activism

George Leef

This week's Pope Center Clarion Call essay discusses the politicalization of anthropology.

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April 24, 2015

Majoring in Anthro

January 20, 2015

Ferguson and the Decline in Anthropology

Peter Wood

NAS president and anthropologist Peter Wood observes the American Anthropological Association masking the truth to promote an ideological agenda.

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March 11, 2013

The Long PC Battle in Anthropology

Peter Wood

Ideological extremism roars out against Napoleon Chagnon, author of Noble Savages.

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July 5, 2012

Elegies, Part 1

Peter Wood

Reforming higher education is not just about nostalgia for the past.

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February 15, 2012

Signs Made Here

Peter Wood

Peter Wood reflects on what lies between Rutgers and Princeton.

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January 26, 2012

Skepticism and Tradition

Peter Wood

Higher education should balance skepticism with respect for tradition.

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December 10, 2010

Were Samoans Promiscuous?

Peter Wood

Peter Wood revisits the anthropological Mead-Freeman controversy over Samoa and considers Paul Shankman

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