that definitely fits under 'Science: abuse of'.
The members of the American Anthropological Association are busy voting (until May 31) on a boycott of Israeli academic institutions. The proposed resolution jumps off in its first sentence in universalist language, claiming that Israel has denied Palestinians “their fundamental rights of freedom, equality, and self-determination.”
The Declaration reflects a sentimental view of humanity, as
though in our essence we are a tribe of suburban Californians dabbling
in the human potential movement of the 1990s, eager to get our kids into
good local schools and send them on to Berkeley or Reed.
That this could turn in 2016 to the thinly veiled anti-Semitism of a
BDS-style resolution should not be too much of a surprise. Anti-Semitism
is back in fashion. It is this year’s Merlot. And academics whose
minds are shaped mostly by intellectual fashion were bound to arrive
Allen and Jobson are perfectly explicit about their larger goal. Their
essay, though turgid, is clear enough in its lament for the fall of
Soviet communism: “The fall of the Soviet Union was of interest—and
destabilizing—to anthropology.” That’s because the end of “state
socialist projects […] foreclosed a moment of revolutionary optimism.”
Why do these idiots ALWAYS lament the fall of the Evil Empire?
Ah, found it: article from three years ago on this subject, specifically the attacks on a particular anthropologist because he wasn't speaking the proper words and the proper ways, and had a non-PC view.