an acquaintance with the habits of savages is not an education

anthropology, sociology, and criminology, have evolved either as unhistorical disciplines, or with an inadequate historical component, or with an actively anti-historical bias

One nods contentedly over the argument, re-assured by anthropological footnotes, until one recalls that Ben Jonson – if he had seen that passage –

The increasing tendency to abstract some anthropological or sociological finding from its context, and to flourish it around as if it was possessed of some intrinsic value

As lawyers’ place in society, and their status vis-à-vis their clients, have dropped, they have been driven to acquire more property

Blockchain to me is better understood from an anthropology perspective. It is driven largely by a new tribe of technologists, who speak largely to each other and engage little with practical finance

to cite a core lesson in anthropology, it pays to occasionally soak yourself in someone else’s point of view, however much you might instinctively recoil

When shopping so extensively among the Azande, he might have placed one or two orders nearer home