Dystopia, Polisi Moral, dan Resolusi 2018

  Awal tahun 2017 penjualan novel dystopia 1984 karangan George Orwell meroket, yang konon disebabkan oleh dimulainya administrasi Trump di Amerika Serikat. Publik terhenyak ketika menemukan banyak kemiripan antara gagasan-gagasan Orwell dalam 1984 dengan kebijakan-kebijakan kontroversial Trump. Di Indonesia, khususnya menjelang akhir tahun, beberapa kejadian “berbau dystopia” kembali mengemuka. Yang pertama, peristiwa main hakim sendiri … Continue reading Dystopia, Polisi Moral, dan Resolusi 2018

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Read Books, Educate That Mind of Yours

This article was first posted on Magdalene, 8 November 2017. http://magdalene.co/news-1483-read-books-educate-that-mind-of-yours.html Recently I was astonished to find that I, who only has a bachelor’s degree, might be more well-read than a colleague of the same age who already finished her doctorate studies. When I asked why she doesn’t like to read, she simply replied, “I only … Continue reading Read Books, Educate That Mind of Yours