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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Pill

There has probably been a type of pill circulating in Indonesia over recent years, leading thousands of people to renounce their own reason. The tablet, as I recall, is Murti-Bing.

I read about this pill in a story in The Captive Mind, a book published in the 1960s. The author was Czeslaw Milosz, a Polish poet who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1980.

In the book,…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Clash of Party Chiefs

Election Campaigning for Today and Tomorrow
Candidates and their supporters are putting everything on the line to win the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election and perhaps a warm-up for the presidential election in 2019.

Before discussing the charges leveled against him, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) talked about how a leader can regress to become a tyrant. A dictator, said SBY, who was Indonesia's sixth president, can emerge when he begins to fear the loss of his power.