James C. Scott

James C. Scott is the Sterling Professor of Political Science at Yale University, as well as a professor of anthropology and the founding director of the school’s agrarian studies program. He owns a forty-six-acre farm and deems himself a “mediocre” beekeeper. “I’m as proud of knowing how to shear a sheep as I am of anything,” he told the New York Times. “I’ve been a better scholar partly because I’ve had this other activity.” He is the author of several books, including Weapons of the Weak: Everyday Forms of Peasant Resistance, Two Cheers for Anarchism, and Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest Agrarian States.

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