Thursday, April 07, 2016
In The Wire.in, Manash 'Firaq' Bhattacharjee on challenging power.
How can the most logical of nationalist love and pride accept such a thing? In his famous lecture, ‘What is Called Thinking?’ the German philosopher, Martin Heidegger, began by saying that memory “is the gatherer of thought”. We are gifted the ability to think by memory, as it opens up space for us to remember. Just as the struggle of man against power, as Milan Kundera wrote, is a struggle of memory against forgetting, we can say the same for the struggle of thinking against violence.
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