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Jakarta Post

Daniel Dhakidae: THROUGH THE PRISM

  • Evi Mariani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 21 2009   /  02:13 pm

Renowned intellectual Daniel Dhakidae has recently come out of retirement to return to his "old vice" - Prisma, this time as the magazine's chief editor. There are those who claim Prisma, a revived version of the popular and highly respected social and political magazine of the 1970s and 1980s, should have found a young editor, someone who is more representative of the Internet generation. Others believe Daniel is just the right person for the job. During a discussion among some of the country's intellectuals at the June launch of the revived Prisma, one was heard to remark, "A younger editor would not have the air of authority necessary to criticize Vedi R. Hadiz's article the way Daniel does." Vedi, a former Prisma editor, is a renowned political scientist and now an associate professor at the Department of Sociology at the National University of Singapore (NUS). ...