This chapter argues that in the last three decades of the twentieth century, anthropologists' critiques of missionaries on issues of neocolonialism and complicity with U.S. power opened the guild to conversation with evangelists. As anthropologists criticized evangelists for their involvement in the spread of U.S. power abroad, they asserted their superior knowledge about what people abroad needed. Because of their concern about the threats of the United States' exploitation of vulnerable peoples, anthropologists positioned themselves as arbiters of what was right for the rest of the world.
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