During the several years I spent researching and editing Anthropology at the Dawn of the Cold War, I wrote several pieces on the themes covered in the book (or closely related issues) at Savage Minds. For your convenience, here is a quick guide to related information at Savage Minds.
- Anthropologists as Counter-Insurgents: My first look at the work of Montgomery McFate (a lead author of the Army’s counter-insurgency handbook and a strong advocate of anthropology as a military tool).
- Working for PRISP: A discussion of the Pat Roberts Intelligence Scholarship Program, which offers students scholarships in selected disciplines (including anthropology) in exchange for internships and other service in US national security agencies.
- Anthropology Against Its Subjects: A report on David Price’s research into WWII efforts by anthropologists to create a race-specific weapon to use against the Japanese.
- And in case you’re wondering how an academic book gets produced, I wrote “The Road to Published: The Making of an Edited Volume” about the conception, collaboration, and publication of Anthropology at the Dawn of the Cold War. Three parts: Part 1, Part 1a, Part 2