Human revolution and the origins of language

Anthropologist Chris Knight  explores the role of women in throwing off our pre-human chains, lampoons prudish Marxists and takes Noam Chomsky's "anti-political" science to task.

Chris Knight is a professor of anthropology at the University of East London, and the author of the highly acclaimed and controversial book, Blood Relations: Menstruation and the Origins of Culture, which outlines a new theory of human origins. Chris gives regular talks at the Radical Anthropology Group in Britain, and will also be speaking at the Communist University in London in August. Chris was talking to bloggers Stuart Watkins and Dave Flynn.


5/24/2006 3:31:41 AM

There is another excellent interview of Chris carried by the Ready Steady Book site. It gives a different focus - with an insightful background to his time at Sussex Uni (UK) and his switch from studying Russian to becoming an anthropologist, together with a focus on his personal political activism in the UK. But the best sections are kept for Noam Chomsky - one great quote should be enough to get readers clicking on the link - "Chomsky is the most virulent imaginable opponent of social science in general and of Marxism in particular. Since the late 1950s, bourgeois hostility towards Marxism in western intellectual life has found its most extreme and articulate champion in Noam Chomsky." Enjoy... and thanks to Stuart Watkins for another great interview of an important marxist scientist

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