David Graeber




David Graeber is an American anthropologist and anarchist has been involved in social and political activism, including the protests against the World Economic Forum in New York City in 2002 and Occupy Wall Street. He accepted a professorship at the London School of Economics in 2013. In November 2011, Rolling Stone magazine credited Graeber with giving the Occupy Wall Street movement its theme: “We are the 99 percent”. Comparing it to the Arab Spring, Graeber has claimed that Occupy Wall Street and other contemporary grassroots protests represent “the opening salvo in a wave of negotiations over the dissolution of the American Empire.”

Authored texts

Debt, The First Five Thousand Years