Machiavelli on incumbency and insurgency…

As Mr. Machiavelli said- “It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This... Continue Reading →

Phantastic objects and concept fetishism

What are phantastic objects? This - phantastic objects are subjectively very attractive “objects” (people, ideas or things) which people find highly exciting and idealise. They engage core biological and psychological processes of human attachment and falling in love so that people seek to attach themselves to them because they imagine (feel rather than think) they... Continue Reading →

Targets, Science and targeted Scientists: Australian government and its climate change advisors

The Climate Change Authority  that Tony Abbott tried to abolish  has created a fresh headache for his successor, Malcolm Turnbull.   Seven of its members have agreed the sort of compromise emissions reduction target  that even the Business Council of Australia can live with. Two – public intellectual Clive Hamilton and scientist David Karoly- have produced... Continue Reading →

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