FBI vs. the Branch Davidians: Assembling an alternative understanding

December 28, 2015 / 0 comments

By Dina Fisher, AJODA #38 – Fall 1993 On April 19, 1993, live broadcasts of armored tanks and burning buildings flooded my TV screen. Flipping from station to station, I gathered that somewhere between 70 and 100 people were burning to death inside the buildings. The news reports cut back and forth between live footage…

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“Outwitting the State” takes a different kind of power

July 7, 2015 / 0 comments

By Neil Keating, 1992, AJODA #33 Outwitting the State by Peter Shalnik, vol.7 of Political Anthropology series Transaction Publishers, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. 08903, 1989 172pp. $24.95 hardcover. [review] One of the most tenacious of contexts within which thinking about society takes place is the context of social revolution; the context that conceives of…

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