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Public intellectuals or policy architects?

  • Pierre Marthinus

Jakarta | Thu, July 15 2010 | 10:29 am

PREMIUM Benedict Anderson, one of the world’s best-known US intellectuals, recently lamented the lack of Indonesian academics courting public opinion and their failure in seriously challenging anything through social-political criticism (Bangkok Post, June 28). This seems to be the case not only in Indonesia, but throughout Southeast Asia, where notable critics, such as Sulak Sivaraksa in Thailand, Rena...