chapter  33
Ruth Fulton Benedict
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The first anthropolgist to make the best-seller list, Ruth Fulton Benedict introduced hundreds of thousands of Americans to a sympathetic and comparative study of different cultures. Today, she might be regarded as a major forerunner of multiculturalism. In her own time, she was a militant antifascist and antiracist, denounced by conservatives and by Cold War liberals for communistic, anti-American leanings.