Re: These Internet hooligans

Gil Hardwick (
Sat, 06 May 1995 10:44:31 GMT

In article <3obkks$>, Bob Muirhead ( writes:
>Sounds like you are a real masochist <G> If so have a look at
>sci.history. Very healthy and balanced debate there re Vietnam,
>Kurds, Armenians. Has every historian reaching angrily for his mouse

Goodness, what's news? You'd have to be a masochist to get seriously
into anthropology at all!

There is an interesting quote I came across yesterday while browsing
through my shelves. From Eric Wolf, 1964, quoted in Sharon Tiffany and
Kathleen Adams' *The Wild Woman: An enquiry into the Anthropology of
an Idea. It goes:

Anthropology is but a latter-day version of the
descent into hell, into a strange and bizarre
underworld, in which the hero - disguised as The
Investigator - walks untouched among the shades
because he carries in his hand the magic sword
of Science.


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