To say that eve…

To say that every reporter tends to see another culture through the lens of his own is by now a truism, and not an especially useful one, given the fact that it is universally applicable. But to claim that all observers from an alien culture are incapable of reporting facts and events about another is to commit, in historian James Axtell’s words, a ‘genetic fallacy.’ More precisely put, it is racist.

Jake Page, In the Hands of the Great Spirit (113)


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