I cannot see what was dangerous about science: From my experience, on the one hand, there are some people, who simply dislike anthropology, whereas I speak of social and cultural anthropology, because this very science is investigating their social and cultural life. I mean, anthropologists ask for what (many or some) people are doing, thinking and how they deal with being together.
On the other hand, there are some academics, who think this science in vain, for reasons I cannot follow.
Anthropologists learn theories about things, and try to reflect them in a critiqual manner: Of course we got to criticize - theories can be old, overcome or obsolete.
I cannot see, where the danger was: Do some people believe, that thinking was dangerous?
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Do some people believe, that thinking was dangerous?
Yes, because then we might question what they (Bush etc) are doing.
Keep things simple and easy. Bush is only a 8 year period where Antropologi waves back thousands of years. Only the achivers will be remembered.