Is Every-man an Eichmann? Relating Hannah Arendt’s notion of “banality of evil” to bureaucratic human consumerism and the consequent destruction of the Ecology

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“If all the insects were to disappear from the earth, within 50 years all life on earth would end. If all human beings disappeared from the earth, within 50 years all forms of life would flourish.” ― Jonas Salk (1914 – 1995) Developed the inactivated polio vaccine in 1955     “Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology)“ Mercy mercy me Things ain’t what they used to be, no no Where did…Read more

Applying the rules of the market to education: Does it pass the test?


 “Education, like the Earth, is an onion whose core is suffocating.” ~  Shankar Ramachandran     75 million children and 774 million adults still do not have access to quality education. Nearly 10% of the global spending on primary education is lost due to poor quality that fails to ensure that children learn. Thus one in four young people in poor countries are unable to read a single sentence. In India,…Read more

Physical Roads and Virtual Nodes as bio-political apparatuses of state control

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“By this I mean a number of phenomena that seem to me to be quite significant, namely, the set of mechanisms through which the basic biological features of the human species became the object of a political strategy, of a general strategy of power, or, in other words, how, starting from the eighteenth century, modern western societies took on board the fundamental biological fact that human beings are a species….Read more