Many of us know that political corruption is not new to the world. It is an unsavory, human practice with … Continue reading The Culture of Corruption
Recently, a colleague contacted me with a very interesting and specific question. At the time, I was on the road … Continue reading Teaching Anthropology in 2018
A recent death in the family necessitated a return to the United States after living abroad for the past ten … Continue reading There’s Something in the Water
Book Review: The Rise and Fall of Nations: Ten Rules of Change in the Post-Crisis World by Ruchir Sharma, London: … Continue reading The Struggle for Power by Keith Hart
World society today resembles nothing so much as the eighteenth century ancient régime that Kant had every reason to believe … Continue reading Anthropology and the New Human Universal by Keith Hart
There is something terribly wrong going on in American schools today. A silent epidemic is spreading throughout the country like … Continue reading Gun Violence in American Schools
Most people have already heard of Bitcoin. However, very few know what it is or how it originated. Many people … Continue reading The Bitcoin Controversy
Brazil had an opportunity to be a leading, democratic, Latin American country but lost its sense of direction. The political system designed to assist emerging countries grow and prosper does not work there. Instead of growing, as so many predicted it would, over the last seven years the country has fallen apart.
After the end of the Brazilian military dictatorship, the Liberal Front Party (LFP), Democratic Social Party (PMDB) and Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB) dominated the government of Brazil. For more than 20 years, right wing and centrists autocrats controlled the government and struggled with enormous foreign debt, rampant hyperinflation, and the difficulties of transitioning to democracy.
Brazil is a country saturated with corruption. From the small, family-owned mom and pop neighborhood grocery store to the hallowed … Continue reading Brazil’s Dichotomous Treatment of Corruption – PT 1
We attempt here to explore the relationship between anthropology, social media and public engagement through a web-based network that we … Continue reading The Open Anthropology Cooperative: Towards an Online Public Anthropology-by Keith Hart
Trump’s election has accelerated talk on the left of the end of (neo-) liberalism and the rise of fascism in … Continue reading Preface to the Coming World Crisis-by Keith Hart
The Summary The new anthropologist is a self-appointed people’s representative in the double sense of writing them up and acting … Continue reading What Anthropologists Really Do-by Keith Hart
Many people throughout the Western world do not understand what is happening in the Middle East. Much of the confusion … Continue reading Mess in the Middle East
Well, it only took about two-hundred and forty years but the greatest fear of the writers of the Constitution of the United States has taken place. A rich, capitalist class of billionaire Americans have finally taken over the government.
We need to understand better how we build the infrastructures of collective existence, money among them. How do meanings come to be shared and memory to transcend the minutiae of personal experience?
Religion belongs to a set of terms that also includes art and science. Science began as a form of knowledge opposed to religious mysticism, but is now often opposed to the arts.
In the aftermath of Trump’s victory, we would do well to recall Hegel’s maxim that difference-in-sameness moves history. Max Weber … Continue reading Capitalism, revolution and racism in the US and the world-by Keith Hart
Separation from Europe has opened up the real possibility that the United Kingdom will break up. Scotland is already bent … Continue reading Brexit: Where once was an empire-by Keith Hart
This is an opinion piece that some might say loosely fits within the realm of anthropology. And yet, if one … Continue reading Why do Leaders Fail?
Since the 1960s, there has not been any new innovative advances in the field of anthropology. Although some good work … Continue reading Perennial Narratives in Anthropology
It is not necessary to explain the process by which algae through millions of years of geological time and chemical … Continue reading World’s Most Vital Resource
Although he was a left-wing, socialist president for two consecutive terms, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva demonstrated that a left-wing … Continue reading Decline of Brazil’s Middle Class
In his highly original work, Birth of the Clinic, Foucault focuses his attention on the human experience and the rational … Continue reading Birth of the Pharmaceutical
For decades, investors in advanced economies (AEs) have shaped the evolution of global markets. Research shows that advanced economy investors … Continue reading Changing Global Economies