An Interview with Ashley Montagu

@article{Lieberman1995AnIW,
  title={An Interview with Ashley Montagu},
  author={Leonard Lieberman and Andrew P. Lyons and Harriet D. Lyons},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1995},
  volume={36},
  pages={835 - 844}
}
Introduction: Ashley Montagu, born June 28, I905, in London, England, and now in his ninth decade, is preparing a new edition, the sixth, of Man's Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race [I942], as well as new editions of Elephant Man [I97Ia] and Race and IQ [I975a] and several new papers. He is among the few today who have contributed significantly to the thought, research, and ethical folkways of several disciplines and professions. Early in his career as a craniologist he wrote a i80-page… Expand
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