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Menuju Demokrasi Relatifistik

February 21, 2010

Qusthan Abqary[1] Di saat para pendahulu memproklamirkan musyawarah untuk mufakat sebagai salah satu nilai, landasan negara, dan salah satu pegangan dalam berdemokrasi; tetangga di sebelah Utara khatulistiwa masih sibuk dengan konsolidasi dan rehabilitasi pasca-Perang Dunia II. Di saat kita gamang dengan otoritarianisme; kita secara latah mendambakan voting ala mereka. Di saat mereka mengembangkan demokrasi deliberatif; kini kita justru latah untuk mengadopsi dan mengklaim bahwa demokrasi deliberatif kurang-lebih sama dengan musyawarah untuk mufakat. Klaim ini seolah menunjukkan kemiskinan rasa percaya diri atas ...

Artema

February 20, 2010

Qusthan Abqary “Father, in what language that the Isa A. S., received revelations from God through the angel?” Asked the innocent Artema to father. Father’s mind raced as fast as the memory of a few decades ago. It was a dialogue between himself and the grandpa of Artema which stunned him. Grandpa, at that time, was not able to answer this question. Father, before asking it, scanned some reading materials, as implied by the grandpa before discussion. Grandpa, as a religious leader in ...