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The Economist Special Report on the Taming the Leviathan.

Posted by Brian C. Ventura on March 21, 2011

Some of you may be interested to spend your extra time, especially this coming vacation to read this special report  on Taming the Leviathan. This is a series of articles examining the contemporary status of the state, to a certain extent we can say that this is a re-reading of Hobbes’s Leviathan in the age of technology and financial crisis.

To those who are graduating, teach yourself to always stay close to an academic or intellectual life before you are gobbled by what ever profession you may end up on later on. It is not uncommon for me to hear former students complaining about the erosion of their intellect the moment they start working. Out there, there is a strange world where you can survive and succeed even without reading a single book in your career. Its terrifying, its dangerous for your intellect. Its like being in the middle of the Sahara, Sahel or Atacama.

Side Stories  No. 13

Brian C. Ventura

Miagao, Iloilo

 

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