James V. Wertsch

James V. Wertsch is David R. Francis Distinguished Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Program on Global Studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

Posts by James V. Wertsch

The Road from Berlin in 1989 to America Today

    In November 1989, the world watched with disbelief as the Berlin Wall fell. In America, we followed one breathless report after another about the end of communism, and we speculated about the rise of democracy in Eastern Europe and perhaps even the Soviet Union. Fortified by an attitude of triumphalism and optimism, the […]