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David Graeber


Turkey Could Cut Off the Islamic State’s Supply Lines. So Why Doesn’t It?

[Recep Tayyip Erdoğan speaking at the World Economic Summit in Davos, 2009. Image via Wikipedia.]

In the wake of the murderous attacks in Paris, we can expect western heads of state to do what they always do in such circumstances: declare total and unremitting war on those who brought it about. They don’t actually mean it. They’ve had the means to uproot and destroy Islamic State within their hands for over a year now. They’ve simply refused to make use of it. In fact, as the world watched leaders making statements of implacable resolve at the G20 summit in Antalaya, ...

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David Graeber


David Graeber is an anthropologist, political activist, and author. He is currently a professor at the London School of Economics and was formerly an associate professor of anthropology at Yale University. He also played a role in the Global Justice Movement and was one of the earlier organizers of Occupy Wall Street. He is the author of numerous books, including The Democracy Project: A History, a Crisis, a Movement (Spiegel & Grau, 2013) and Debt: The First 5,000 Years (Melville House, 2011).