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David Graeber
Born October 6, 1961 (1961-10-06) (age 56)
Residence London
Occupation Reader in anthropology

The son of self-taught working-class intellectuals, David Graeber is an anarchist anthropologist. He won a Fulbright fellowship and completed a Ph.D. on magic, slavery, and politics in Madagascar. He is a relatively prominent academic (whose rehiring Yale turned down in 2007 - defying a petition of almost 5000 signatories), currently employed by Goldsmiths, University of London.

Graeber recently published the book Debt, The First 5000 Years, which was read on the show. He has a long history of activism including a role in protests against the World Economic Forum in New York City in 2002, membership in the IWW. He was one of the organizers of the Occupy Wall St. protests.

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