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A Year in Reading: Stephen Dodson

For me, the book of the year was ’s . I don’t know why it took me so long to get around to it—it came out almost a decade ago, and I was a fan of Graeber’s before that—but I finally did, and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.  For an anthropologist to take on the history of economics (and history in general) might seem like hubris in this time of specialization, but if you leave specialties up to the specialists, they get inbred and excessively focused on details; an outsider with a lot of relevant facts and a willingness

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