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Thursday, 1 December 2016

"Unlike the book, the Internet and digitalised reading, at least as they are today, seem more likely to lead to demagogy than to democracy" - Tabish Kair

"Unlike the book, the Internet and digitalised reading, at least as they are today, seem more likely to lead to demagogy than to democracy" - Tabish Kair
"At the moment, with the U.S. election over, it seems clear to me that the book was to democracy what the Internet is to demagogy. Perhaps, looking back at the end of this century, if we still retain the ability to look back then, we will realise that the religious fanatics who actually burned books in the 20th century were by far the lesser threat — and not unrelated, in their refusal to engage with the other and to contemplate themselves in the universe, to the larger threat, to the threat that finally emptied our world of depth, colour, significance, and books." - Tabish Khair .... Read further at : http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/No-space-to-contemplate/article16723421.ece