Proverbs 29:18 in the King James Bible states, "where there is no vision the people perish"
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CHILDREN OF OUR ERA by Wislawa Szymborska
our era is political.
yours, ours, theirs,
are political affairs.
your genes have a political past,
your skin a political cast,
your eyes a political aspect.
what you are silent about is telling.
Either way, it’s political.
you’re taking political steps
on political ground.
and above us shines the moon,
by now no longer lunar.
To be or not to be, that is the question.
Question? What question? Dear, here’s a suggestion:
a political question.
to gain political significance.
Crude oil will do,
or concentrated feed, or any raw material.
was disputed for months:
should we negotiate life and death
at a round table or a square one?
and fields growing wild,
just as in times most remote
and less political.
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British author A.C. Grayling has now turned his brain to the collapse of democracy - but even greater issues are preoccupying him, Jacob Greber discovers. Materialising beside me, as I wait in springtime sunshine and light harbour breeze at one of Otto's outside Woolloomooloo wharfside restaurant tables, is British philosopher AC Grayling. With trademark swept back grey hair, thin-framed glasses and open collar, Grayling is superficially the epitome of what some might sneeringly attack as the quintessential ivory-tower professor specialising in talking to other comfortable elites. As he has just published a book on why democracy is in deep strife, I can't help but wonder - as we sit down to break artisanal bread at the Sydney harbourfront restaurant - if the cheap shot is warranted.