Clifford Geertz

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Clifford James Geertz (1926-08-232006-10-30) was an American anthropologist and served until his death as professor emeritus at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.


  • In the country of the blind, who are not as unobservant as they look, the one-eyed is not king, he is spectator.
    • Local Knowledge: Further Essays in Interpretive Anthropology (1983) [Basic Books, 2000, ISBN 0-465-04162-0], p. 58

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