Tuesday, June 19, 2007
# Posted 10:24 AM by Patrick Porter
And thanks to the readers who chimed in on past discussions about war, strategic culture, Herodotus and much else besides. Enjoy! (4) opinions -- Add your opinion
A very interesting essay. Congratulations. The problem here isn't so much anthropological approaches to war, but a kind of naive culturalism long abandoned in the majority of social sciences.Post a Comment
There's a larger argument here about our tendency to explain specific differences with reference to overarching cultural traits, a tendency that you rightly flag as endemic not only to certain classes of scholars, but also practitioners.