Thank you Professor Hart for the invitation. I may be able to contribute helpful information on the concurrent disappearance of
integrity in government science and constitutional limits on government
Society is deeply troubled. I want to help, but I know little about anthropology, sociology, or government.
The corruption I have witnessed in government science since starting research on the "Origin of the Solar System and its Elements" in 1960, strongly suggests George Orwell correctly forecast the current state of society in the futuristic novel he wrote in 1948 and entitled "1984"http://www.online-literature.com/orwell/1984/
My research mentor, the late Professor P. K. Kuroda, probably assigned me this project because he knew world leaders were frightened and responded irrationally to the powerful force of creation and destruction that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6 Aug 1945 and 9 Aug 1945.
Keith, yes, it's been rather a long time. Since Ann Arbor, I've actually been in the UK and then in The Netherlands (where I ran the MA in Development Studies at the ISS). I'm now, after 25 years, back in the States, in the DC area. But, my son Reuben has just finished his MA in Visual Anthropology at Kent and is looking for PhD options. You may see him in the flesh before you see me!
Keith, was going to respond to your link to the piece on how social networks collapse but everything I click on takes me to the article to which you are pointing us, not to a place to reply on OAC. How is this supposed to work?
Thanks - my apologies. I update a number of websites, and sometimes my orgs mixed with my co.uks. Anthropological Connections: Oxford University Anthropology and Museum Ethnography Alumni society (OUAMEAS) will be back in action from mid-September onwards.
It's good to see you are into visual anthropology. I consider John Collier jr as my key mentor. I was doing THIS.radio interview with Cultural Energy (www.culturalenergy.org )in Taos just after I resigned from the HTS, and discovered during the interview that the interviewer was Robin Collier, son of John, who I knew as a little boy in the background when I'd go to help the Colliers build onto the old shack they owned in Muir Beach.