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World Thinkers 2014: David Graeber

Anthropologist and activist, US

By Prospect Team  

In the autumn of 2011, Graeber, who teaches anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London, became one of the main intellectual spokespeople of the Occupy Wall Street movement. He is widely credited with having coined the slogan “We are the 99 per cent,” and he has written for many publications including Harper’sThe Wall Street Journal and The Guardian. In his much-discussed book Debt: The First 5,000 Years, Graeber argues that, historically, “the struggle between rich and poor has largely taken the form of conflicts between creditors and debtors.” His most recent book is The Democracy Project:…

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