Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 6, interviewed by Chris Hedges

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TheRealNews on Nov 1, 2014

Journalist Chris Hedges and political philosopher Sheldon Wolin continue their discussion of the threats faced by democratic institutions.

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Transcript

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Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 1, interviewed by Chris Hedges

Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Parts 2-3, interviewed by Chris Hedges

Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 4, interviewed by Chris Hedges

Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 5, interviewed by Chris Hedges

Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 7, interviewed by Chris Hedges

Sheldon Wolin: Can Capitalism and Democracy Coexist? Part 8, interviewed by Chris Hedges

from the archives

Superpower (2008; must-see)

“Inverted Totalitarianism” by Guadamour

The Zero Point of Systemic Collapse by Chris Hedges

The Looming Collapse of the American Empire by Chris Hedges

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  8. Just excellent.

    Real knowledge means strength, not simply “power.” Power is only one type of subset of the theoretical exercise of knowledge.

    We could take this further and say that the truest power is Nature.

    For us, the Sun, our local Star is all-powerful. Our human knowledge of our native Sun-star, is born of evolved intelligence. The world cannot exist without it this furnace of life; and we as the intelligent eyes and ears of planetary life cannot exist outside a wholesome and healthy biosphere. Our coherent understanding depends on these fundamental principles.

    We cannot act intelligently without recognizing these empirical facts; and “politics” is impotent when it ignores or elides the consilient relevance of such basic insights and pragmatic orientation.

    That is what true enlightenment implies, and it is up to us to realize the the fullest possibilities that those implications invite.

      • Never worry about typos, David. I changed one that I found and the other was a misspelling but I couldn’t figure out exactly what word you intended so I left it as you typed it.

        • Thank you Lo, can’t be overly fussy…only consilient is from consilience with an ‘s’ ~ literally “leaping together…” as in intellectual/academic convergence & reciprocity, implicit order, inter-disciplinary coherence etc…

          In 1998 E O Wilson wrote what was seen by some, as a “controversial” book by that name ~ about the importance of the fluency of knowledge vis-a-vis specialised fragmentation within academic disciplines & how the integral function of biology is critical with respect to the nested hierarchies of scientific inquiry, how they relate to the humanities and so on.

          Arguably, his truly great achievement has been the Encyclopedia of Life http://eol.org/discover
          https://www.ted.com/participate/ted-prize/prize-winning-wishes/encyclopedia-of-life-eo-wilson

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