Talk:Ruth Benedict

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  • “The purpose of anthropology is to make the world safe for human differences”
    • Widely quoted (including as an Internet meme and in a speech by Barack Obama), but unconfirmed by a source according to Ryan Wheeler. The quote may be stem from a passage in The Chrysanthemum and the Sword:"The tough-minded are content that differences should exist. They respect differences. Their goal is a world made safe for differences…"