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Why We Still Talk About the Working Class

Last year, during Bernie Sanders’s primary run, <i>Jacobin’</i>s comments sections, email inboxes, and carrier pigeon coops exploded with basic questions …

Why We’re Marxists

Months after its release, Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is still getting praised in reviews and sitting near the top of …

Bahaya Cara Pandang Sabunisasi di Tanah Papua

Saat pertama ke rimba, Oktober 1999, aku datang dengan romantisme petualangan sebagai anggota kelompok pecinta alam di kampus. Membayangkan hutan …

Jokowi forges a tool of repression

A new decree meant to ease the banning of radical groups is an unacceptable assault on freedom of association.The post Jokowi forges a tool of …

Human Rights

Dear volunteers in Africa: please don’t come help until you’ve asked yourself these four questions

Recently, research has suggested that voluntourism can often do more harm than good. Voluntourism has been linked to damaging local economies and …

The power thinker

Original, painstaking, sometimes frustrating and often dazzling. Foucault’s work on power matters now more than ever<i>By Colin Koopman</i>Read at Aeon

Democracy: The Most Educational Form Of Government

Democracy, those on the losing side of elections last year say, has failed. The tendency of electoral majorities to no longer vote according to …

The Masses and the Elites: Political Philosophy for the Age of Brexit, Trump & Netanyahu by David Enoch

Abstract<p>Recent political developments leave liberal elites heart-broken and rather desperate. Why is it that the masses keep making poor, morally …

Political Philosophy

Why Jakarta election could change the face of Indonesia

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's an election that could change Indonesia.<p>Voters in the capital of Jakarta went to the polls Wednesday to elect a new governor.<p>But more is at stake than who governs the sprawling, chaotic metropolis of 30 million people.<p>The contest between the incumbent, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, an ethnic …

Asia

The missing middle

<b>A conservative turn in Indonesian Islam helps explain why issues like religion and blasphemy have shaped Jakarta’s election and plagued incumbent</b> …

Religion

'Indonesia is on the brink of disaster'

Indonesia's upcoming regional elections have been overshadowed by Muslim mass protests against the candidacy of Jakarta's Christian governor Ahok. …

Indonesia's political climate 'increasingly embittered'

The election for Jakarta's top job goes to the second round, as incumbent Ahok fell short of an outright win. Indonesia expert Susanne Schröter says …

Pluralism Emerges as the Winner of First-Round Voting in One of Indonesia's Most Polarizing Elections

Jakarta’s Christian and ethnically Chinese governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, popularly known by his Hakka nickname Ahok, won the first round of the …

A half-victory for tolerance in Indonesia

MILLIONS of Indonesians went to the polls on February 15th to elect local leaders, from Aceh in the west to Papua in the east. Voters braved the …

Asia

The Banality of Evil: Hannah Arendt on the Normalization of Human Wickedness and Our Only Effective Antidote to It

“Under conditions of terror most people will comply but some people will not… No more is required, and no more can reasonably be asked, for this planet to remain a place fit for human habitation.”<p><i>“Never react to an evil in such a way as to augment it,”</i> the great French philosopher and activist …

Donald Trump

Can Indonesia’s LGBT rights activists fight rising hostility?

THE year 2016 has not been good for Indonesia’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities.<p>It has seen an onslaught of public officials …

'Biggest invisible thing on earth?' – It's called Indonesia, and it's waking up

The world can’t afford to ignore this diverse archipelago any longer – its eager and savvy democracy, big workforce and brightening outlook demand attention<p>Guardian Jakarta live: what it is, and how to get involved<p>Looking for fun on a rainy afternoon? Try this: take a blow-up globe down to your …

Asia

Philosophical Meditation

Feelings and desires that haven’t been examined tend not to leave us alone. They linger and spread their energy randomly to neighbouring issues. …

On Professional Failure

In his consulting room at Berggasse 19, in central Vienna, Sigmund Freud came…<p>Many of us want to start our own businesses. Public space is filled …

America Has Never Been So Ripe for Tyranny

Democracies end<p>when they are too democratic.<p>And right now, America is a breeding ground for tyranny.<p>Illustration by Zohar Lazar<p>As this dystopian …

Political Science

The Democratic Deficit

As the dust settles following last month’s Brexit vote, elites seem to be coming to the same conclusion about what’s ailing the United Kingdom and …

Political Science

Clean energy won’t save us – only a new economic system can

Earlier this year media outlets around the world announced that February had broken global temperature records by a shocking amount. March broke all the records too. In June, our screens were covered with surreal images of flooding in Paris, the Seine bursting its banks and flowing into the …

Climate

The best books for summer 2016

Julian Barnes<p>I recently reread <b>Anita Brookner</b>’s first novel <i>A Start in Life</i>(Penguin), and it left me thinking that maybe all novelists should be forbidden from publishing until they are 53; that way they would already have a finished style and a mature, cogent, individual view of the world. This …

Books

Jobless youth raise risk of Indonesia's 'demographic bonus' turning into disaster

Policy-makers in Indonesia have been cheering over a “demographic bonus”, a condition where people of productive age (15-64) outnumber children and …

Mindfulness Is The Most Important Subject You Won't Learn in Class

<i>By Gigi Falk, Duke Student</i><p>As my first blog post began to disseminate through the news feeds of my friends, family, and beyond, I was soon met with eager responses from a range of individuals, each with a unique story and a distinct way of connecting with my message of mindfulness. I was elated and …