There's also an interesting moment where he considers immigration. Curiously enough, in a surprisingly prescient way the question that he's tackling is of whether France could sustain a large Muslim immigrant population. He says that the US "took a gamble" in opening its borders, and he wonders whether France could do - and survive - the same. Intriguing stuff.
There are also some nice sections on the ethics, and position, of anthropology, though Claude himself could do well by taking a page out of his own book on that one, because man, some of his work comes across as pretty horrific. But when he turns to theorizing it, he comes up with some good ideas.
What's also kind of interesting in the text is how ultimately, his newfound cultural relativism sort of explodes the work into the quasi-mystical contemplation of the world and the meaning of life. The book ends with a celebration of the sort of precognitive profundities of the universe, the scent of a lily or the gaze of a cat. Quite charming.
Anyhow, for all it's problems, overall it's a highly worthwhile read.