[Aaus-list] LA Review of Books: A Place in the Making by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein

Max Pyziur pyz at brama.com
Thu Oct 30 14:03:40 EDT 2014




LA Review of Books: A Place in the Making by Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
http://lareviewofbooks.org/essay/place-making/


"OVER THE LAST few years the world has discovered the maidan, mainly in 
the form of the Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), the spot in 
Kiev where demonstrators have protested against governmental 
authoritarianism, corruption, and lack of opportunity.

..."

Last paragraph:

"And yet terms such as anti-maidan suggest that the maidan is more than 
just a square. It symbolizes the dynamic power that can generate the kind 
of political culture Nishida articulates through his philosophy of place. 
For that to happen people should become fully aware of, and express, what 
they now only feel instinctively: places do not need to be grounded in 
political ideologies or religions, what matters in the end is that the 
game is played the right way. The success or failure of the maidan depends 
on this and nothing else."

fyi,

MP
pyz at brama.com




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