The impact of the movement on my field, anthropology, was varied, since anthropology, with its four sub-disciplines, spans the range of scholarly activity from the physical sciences through the social sciences to the humanities. Three of those sub-disciplines (archeology, physical anthropology, and linguistic anthropology) have remained mostly unscathed by the efforts to transform anthropology into another politically correct university outpost.
But the largest of the four, sociocultural anthropology (the study of social and cultural variation around the world), has been greatly distorted. It has been redefined from a science to an instrument of political ideology.
SACRAMENTO -- In a surprise move made in response to President Donald Trump's push to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, two California lawmakers Friday introduced legislation to replace private medical insurance with a government health care system covering all 38 million Californians -- including its undocumented residents.
"We've reached this pivotal moment and I thought to myself: Look, now more than ever is the time to talk about universal health care,'" one of Senate Bill 562's authors, Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, said in an interview Friday.
We were gripped by riveting video of the 20-foot sinkhole in Studio City that swallowed two vehicles in the wake of Friday's storm and the 15 Freeway collapse in the Cajon Pass that flung a fire engine around like a toy truck.
But for some, it wasn't just dramatic, breath-taking video, it was reality TV.
Economist Nathan Smith has long been a supporter of the U.S. opening its borders. He's argued that the American polity would "endure and flourish" if it elected to lay out 2,000 miles of welcome mats rather than building a Trumpian wall. He's claimed that unencumbered movement of peoples from land to land would result in worldwide GDP doubling, though not without some serious social destabilization. Still, he predicted the U.S. could handle an influx of 150-200 million immigrants over a span of several decades.
CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. (AP) -- A Maryland auction house is selling Adolf Hitler's personal traveling telephone.
Bill Panagopulos of Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City says occupying Russian officers gave the phone to Brig. Sir Ralph Rayner during a visit to Hitler's Berlin bunker. Rayner's son is now selling the red phone with a Nazi party symbol and Hitler's name engraved on the back.
The phone is estimated at $200,000 to $300,000 and Panagopulos says bidding will start at $100,000 this weekend.