Binford's call for a more humanistic anthropology and a less apathetic world comes across clearly. . . . well written, compelling, and recommended for all those interested in Latin America, anthropological ethics, and human rights.
Binford's book does an admirable job in meticulously reconstructing the events which led up to the massacre. He is intent on making the victims of the massacre real human beings with lives and livelihoods, not an anonymous mass of people. His broader aim is to show how quantifying human rights statistics can dehumanize the victims and desensitize people to what is actually involved. His anthropological study is the most interesting part of the book.
Latin American Studies