- Making News: Banda Aceh and the Anthropology of Disaster
It's been just a year since a massive tsunami hit Indonesia and the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004. Anthropologist Susanna Hoffman, author of Catastrophe and Culture, was in Banda Aceh four weeks after the tsunami and discovered that women were especially hard hit.
- Reporter's Notebook: A Zoological Guide to Democrats on Iraq
The family of Democrats once consisted of two basic types of politicians: those who supported the war in Iraq and those who opposed it. As the war has dragged on, new species of Democrats have evolved, "morphing and grouping on op-ed pages, in think tanks, and on Sunday morning talk shows." That's according to The New Republic's Michael Crowley, who applies the theory of evolution--tongue in cheek--to the Democrats and their views of the war in Iraq.
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