Progress, Progressivism, and Progressives

Maximilian C. Forte , March 1st, 2018

Where does “progress” come from? What does “progressivism” mean? Which cultural tradition and ideological discourse makes “progressive” movements or parties thinkable? Why is it always important to be…


Donald Trump vs. Cultural Imperialism

Maximilian C. Forte , January 23rd, 2017

“We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world — but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations…


BDS, the AAA, and Academic Imperialism

Maximilian Forte , November 14th, 2015

We Disagree to Agree Support for a particular cause can come from numerous sources and points of view, each representing different interests. Similarly, people can arrive at the…


The Real World of Democracy (and Anthropology)

Maximilian Forte , December 31st, 2014

Review essay, Part 2 (see Part 1) Referring to the process by which he studied Cuban democracy, August explicitly refers to it as “ethnographic research” (p. xiii). This…